Chapter 16: Graduation

16.1 Flexibility in study period

  • The University may allow reasonable flexibility in the timetable and schedule of the fulfillment of the compulsory programme requirements on the basis of the impact of the students’ disability status.
  • The University may allow reasonable extension of the normative study period on the basis of the impact of the students’ disability status.
  • Students with disabilities of professional degrees that lead to a professional qualification (such as law, education, nursing or other medical professions) should be aware of the relevant registration requirements for becoming a practitioner upon graduation.
    • Students should actively discuss their required accommodations with the course instructors and the Accessibility Service Coordinator as early as possible to allow sufficient time to communicate with the external licensing exam organizations to work out the required accommodations.
    • Students should always be involved in the communication process.

16.2 Graduation ceremony and the official “photo-taking day”

  • Graduation ceremony is one of the most important events in the university and for all graduates. It is very important to ensure accessibility of the ceremony to make it a truly inclusive and memorable occasion for the graduates.
  • Besides the graduation ceremony, some universities might organize official photo-taking days for the graduations of each department and/or faculty.
  • Refer to Chapter 8 Accessible event planning.