The University's policy on support

Stockholm University's policy on support, based on Sweden´s Discrimination Act.

Stockholm University’s policy on support is based on Sweden´s Discrimination Act (SFS 2008:567). The law stipulates that it is prohibited to discriminate against a student or an applicant on the basis of disability, and that the university or other higher educational institution is responsible for actively promoting equal rights and opportunities for students.

Discrimination Act (SFS 2008:567)


What is a disability?

In the Discrimination Act (SFS 2008:567) disability is defined as: a permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person’s functional capacity that as a consequence of injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be expected to arise.

Stockholm University’s team of coordinators for special pedagogical support offers advice and guidance to students with a wide range of conditions:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorders
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Mental health issues
  • Sensory impairments
  • Long term medical conditions

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