Our aim is to ensure equal opportunity, accessibility and offer support to domestic and international students/teachers and staff across the University who have disability or chronical illness which impacts upon their ability to participate fully in university life.
According to the Hungarian Higher Education Act (2011) disability covers persons with:
If you have any queries regarding disability, specific learning problems, mental health problems, medical conditions or any other issues, and you are a prospective student, a current student or a member of university staff we actively encourage you to contact the Disability Center prior to your visit. Our friendly advisers are willing to discuss, in confidence, any concerns you may have. In particular, they can give guidance regarding disclosure of a disability.
Whom you should contact
The university has a disability coordinator who is the leader of the Disability Center. Name: Mrs. Krisztina Kovács E-mail: email@example.com TEL: +36-1-483-8000/2256 (ext.)
Any international students with a disability should do the registration via the university disability coordinator.
Each faculty has its own disability coordinator as well. Name and accessibility of the faculty disability coordinators at ELTE University:
Contact the university disability coordinator via e-mail to have information prior to your arrival.
Have an appointment with the disability coordinator as soon as possible.
Make sure you have appropriate medical/psychological/special educational diagnostic evidence of your disability in English and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Your disability coordinator will make a needs assessment and discuss your academic support needs with you.
A Recommended Reasonable Adjustments (RRA) report will be written by the university disability coordinator detailing your disability, its effects upon your academic performance and recommended support.
The first draft of this report will be sent to you for your approval.
When you have agreed with your coordinator that you are happy with the content of your RRA report, it will be printed and signed.
It is your responsibility to show it to the faculty disability coordinator and the academic staff to inform them of your support requirements.
Student Support and Reasonable Adaptation
The buildings of 6 faculties are barrier free:
Bárczi Faculty of Special Education
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Informatics
Faculty of Psychology and Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
The building of the Faculty of Law is semi-accessible which means that there are split levels without elevator stops.
The building of the Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education is not accessible.
Faculty libraries have working stations for students with visual impairment.
Two labs with assistive technology (CCTV, JAWS, Magic, Track ball, Scanner, PC’s, adjustable and bendable table with low vision lamp, Braille printer and Braille output, Poet Compact, dictionaries and language books on CDs)
Special equipment can be rented ( digital recorder, lap-top with JAWS, video magnifier, telescope, Radio hearing system)
Oral exam can be changed to written one and visa versa
Extra time granted during the exams (30% more)
Permission, if required, to record lectures, tutorials or seminars, having first obtained permission from the lecturer to do so
Services of the Disability Center
The Disability Center is responsible to provide direct and indirect services to any ELTE citizens, including the international students and staff.
According to the data from the European Commission, there is a very low participation of students with special needs in the Erasmus mobility and, more in general, in exchange opportunities.
A consortium composed by UNICA, ESN, ErasmusHogeschool Brussel, University of Cyprus, Tallinn University of Technology, Eötvös Lorand University Budapest, Comenius University Bratislava set up a project that aimed to enable students with disabilities to participate more fully in exchange programmes.
The idea was to stimulate the mobility of students with disabilities by organising site visits to the five European universities. The visits were organised by the partner universities with the cooperation and involvement of the ‘ExchangeAbility Ambassadors’ (students with disabilities) from both welcoming and sending universities.
A grant for the project was approved by the European Commission (call DG EAC/41/09) in the framework of the "Lifelong Learning Programme", action "Erasmus Accompanying Measures".
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