If you are a KRE student with special needs, you are eligible to receive several services to support your studies. This page helps you to get to know more about the background and the process of requesting the special services.
The regulation is expected to change from Autumn 2023.
The University’s Organisational and Operational Rules (OOR) part III.8: Regulation for Ensuring Equal Opportunities for Students with Disabilities document contains the information for ensuring equal opportunities for students with disabilities. You can find the Regulation by clicking here.
1. Who is considered a student with special needs?
OOR part III.8, Article 1, (1)
Based on the Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education, the student with a disability is a student who is permanently and severely impaired in the learning process due to his/her motor, sensory and speech disability, autism spectrum disorder or any other disorder of psychological development (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, mutism).
2. As a person with special needs, what benefits and reliefs am I entitled to?
Upon request, the University may set requirements for students with special needs that differ from the curriculum requirements in whole or in part, or, subject to Article 49 (8) of the National Higher Education Act, may waive their fulfilment.
Benefits for students with special needs can be found in the OOR part III.8, Article 2.
3. How and with what can I prove my disability?
OOR part III.8, Article 3
The type and extent of the disability of a student with special needs, and whether it is permanent or temporary, shall be certified by a medical / expert opinion. Any international students with a disability should register at the International Directorate and the Institutional Disability Coordinator.
If your disability or special educational needs already existed during your secondary school studies, and you received certain benefits during your studies or the school-leaving examination, you shall submit the documents listed below at the same time as the enrolment, but no later than the submission of the application for preferential treatment.
If your disability or special educational needs did not exist during your secondary school studies, and thus you have not received any benefits during your studies or the school-leaving examination due to a disability or special educational needs, you shall submit the documents listed below as soon as you get them.
If it is not written in English or Hungarian, you shall attach its authenticated translation in English. Foreign students are required to submit a certificate of disability issued in their own country to the National Pedagogical Assistance Service of Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary. The verification issued by National Pedagogical Assistance Service of Eötvös Loránd University shall be attached to the registration.
4. How can I claim my eligible benefits as a disabled student?
OOR part III.8, Article 7
First, you should register at the Faculty’s Registrar’s Office with the Statement of Special Needs (OOR Annex No. 12.) and a medical expert opinion certifying the type and extent of your disability (see in part 3) at the time of enrolment or later during the semester.
Secondly, your request for preferential treatment must include the exact subject of it (which subject, which discount you wish to claim) and shall be addressed to the Head of the Faculty and submitted at the time of enrolment (or later during the semester) to the Faculty’s Registrar’s Office. It must be accompanied by the medical expert opinion certifying the type and extent of the disability.
Applications shall be sent by the Head of the Faculty to the Institutional Coordinator. Before taking a decision, the Committee for Students with Disabilities shall obtain the opinion of the university lawyer and the person responsible for the study programme. The Committee shall take a decision on the application within 30 days of its submission. If the application is submitted between 15 June and 31 August, the committee shall take a decision by 30 September.
The Head of the Faculty is responsible for ensuring that the benefits granted to students with disabilities are respected. All lecturers, staff and students at the University have a responsibility to help students with disabilities to participate in university life as much as possible.
5. Who should I contact with my questions?
1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9., room nr. 14.
Ms Szilvia Strack (full-time students)
Ms. Virág Zombory (exchange students)
Institutional Disability Coordinator
Dr. Marcellina Spannraft
by prior appointment: 1088 Budapest, Reviczky utca 4., room nr. 217