The Faculty intends to facilitate equal access to study for all students and applicants with specific needs and offer them opportunities comparable to those that apply to their colleagues who face no health-related challenges.
*The scope of support depends on the type and degree of your disadvantage.
So that we at FAMU can give you support adequate to your needs, you should register as students with special needs.
To do that, you should take the following steps:
1. Completing application and preparing evidence of disability
Complete the application for modified study terms based on your specific needs and prepare any documents evidencing your disability. The application should be as specific as possible, so that we can cater to your needs as best we can.
2. Initial meeting with your contact
Arrange a meeting with your contact – Ms Eliška Pičmanová of the Registrar’s Office, email@example.com. During the meeting, all your needs will be identified, you will be able to submit the documents evidencing your disabilities, and you will receive guidance on what to do next. The initial meeting and any further communication are strictly confidential.
3. Evaluation of the submitted evidence and, if necessary, diagnostic opinion
Your application will be assessed on the basis of the form you complete and the documents you submit. Your contact may ask you to visit a medical specialist who will prepare a diagnostic opinion and suggestions for the modification of your study terms. FAMU bears the cost of procuring the specialist opinion.
4. Meeting with your study programme guarantor and your contact
The suggested alterations to your study terms will be discussed in detail and, if necessary, modified during the subsequent meeting between you, your study programme guarantor and your contact.
5. Preparation of a written plan for modified requirements
The meeting will result in a written plan for altering your study terms. Once it has been approved by the Vice-Dean for Study Affairs, it will be binding on the student as well as on all the teachers involved. The plan for the modifications of your study terms may be altered at any time with regard to individual circumstances and needs.
6. Giving informed consent
The final step towards registering successfully is signing an informed consent to being registered as a FAMU student with special needs. By doing so, you agree that the information on your inclusion in the category of students with special needs will be recorded in the Faculty’s academic information system. This information will be visible only to the authorised Faculty personnel. All the documents will be filed at the Registrar’s Office of the Faculty.
Update: 30. 3. 2023
» Physical/visual/hearing impairment
» Chronic somatic disease
» Learning disorder or ADHD
» Autism spectrum disorder
» Psychological disorders
» Communication ability impairment
» Other lasting disabilities
INDIVIDUALISATION » The terms of study are always modified on an individual basis and depending on the student’s needs, the severity of their disability, and the specifics of the academic programme.
CONFIDENTIALITY » Any information and documents that a student provides to FAMU are treated as confidential. They are only disclosed to those teachers who have to take specific needs into consideration as part of instruction and evaluation, and the diagnosis is not included in such disclosure.
PARTICIPATION » The optimum solution is sought in a dialogue with the student’s Department. The student participates in the entire process and the school will make no decision without the student’s knowledge.
Modification is not relief. The modifications are intended to help students to complete the studies while being respectful of their condition.
The registration as a student with special needs is subject to submitting a current and valid document that confirms your disability.
In this respect, eligible documents can be one or more of the following:
a. proof of disability under Section 67 of Act No. 435/2004 on employment;
b. proof of disability of any grade under Section 39 of Act No. 155/1995 on pension insurance;
c. identity card of a person with disability of any degree under Section 34 of Act No. 329/2011 on the provision of subsidies to people with disabilities;
d. proof of specific learning disorder identified on the basis of the results obtained by means of a generally accepted diagnosis of specific learning disorders;
e. proof of an autism spectrum disorder identified on the basis of a comprehensive examination by a clinical psychologist;
f. medical report on the results of a specialist medical examination for persons who are unable to submit documents specified above in clauses a) to e).