Support for students with functional disability

Students at the Swedish Red Cross University with functional disability are offered special, pedagogical support during their studies.

Functional disability means permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitations of a person’s functional ability which, as a result of an injury, condition or illness, has arisen thereafter or can be expected to occur (Swedish Discrimination Act).

Temporary restrictions of a person’s functional capacity are not a functional disability.

Coordinator for students with functional disability

The university college’s coordinator for students with functional disability Emily Pettersson designs and grants pedagogical support in consultation with the student and issues thereafter a certificate. Functional disability must be verified by a certificate or an official statement.

You are welcome to contact the coordinator for students with functional disability in connection with the start of your studies at the Swedish Red Cross University College:

Emily Pettersson
Tel. +46 (0) 8 587 516 17

Educational support

The Swedish Red Cross University College offers the following student support:

  • Help with taking notes from classes, a fellow student takes notes for a fee
  • Extended time for written examination (not valid for home examination)
  • Computer support for written examinations
  • Written examination in a small group / small room
  • Adapted course literature, for example with talking books via the Södertörn University Library
  • Hearing loops are available in selected classrooms
  • The library’s help and support

Registration of special support before the exam

You register yourself, before each written examination, the different kind of the granted forms of support you need to use by e-mailing