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Foreign students

Welcome to website of The Student Disability service Alfons!  

The Special Needs Students Counselling Centre is an all-university service for students with „specific needs“. Alfons facilitates studies at Brno University of Technology to students with various needs resulting from their health condition.

Service is available for students with:

  1. Specific Learning Difficulties
  2. Hearing Impairment
  3. Visual Impairment
  4. Physical Impairment
  5. Mental Health Issues
  6. Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Our basic service is to define the impact of student´s disability on his or her studies, state their needs in a „Study Agreement“ and forward the information on to relevant academic workers.

We also provide wide range of other services such as:

  • psychological testing
  • study skills training
  • speech to text transcription
  • interpreting into Czech Sign language
  • study notes taking
  • help with physical barriers on university premises
  • digitalization of study literature
  • various types of technological supportive tools (software) etc.
  • making the studies accessible to all students

Application for studies

All international students wishing to study at BUT need to send electronic „Application for studies“.

If you have any health issues, please specify the type of your needs in the appropriate part of the on-line Application for studies.

You will receive an email from us with further information. Please do not ignore our message – you may lose the entitlement to support.

Application for studies – EVIDENCE

Medical evidence of Health Disability related to employment options

In some countries Job centres provide people with disabilities with a letter stating the impact of disability on various types of employment. You shall provide this letter as an evidence of your disability. The letter should point out:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and symptoms – does it cause fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made,
  • whether it is on-going or long-term
  • how this affects your day to day life
  • the letter must be translated into English, stamped and signed by an authorised interpreter,
  • the letter must be of a recent date (no longer than 2 years).

Disablement pension or benefits documentation

If you dispose of a medical documentation connected with benefit or allowance granting you may use this as an evidence of your disability. Again the document must contain information on:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and symptoms – does it cause fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made,
  • whether it is on-going or long-term
  • how this affects your day to day life the letter
  • must be translated into English, stamped and signed by an authorised interpreter,
  • it must be of a recent date (no longer than 2 years).

Personal disability identity card

In some countries people with disabilities are issued an official card which entitles to various discounts (public transport, admissions to events etc.) and benefits. You shall provide this card as an evidence of your disability, however, we will also need a another document of any type stated above or below.

Evidence of Specific Learning Difficulties

  1. Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorders (ADD/ADHD): We require a letter or diagnostic report completed by a medical professional, e.g. doctor, consultant, clinical psychologist.
  2. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia: We require a diagnostic assessment report which meets the following criteria:
  • the assessment report must be completed and signed by a clinic psychologist,
  • the assessment must have been carried out using adult tests,
  • the assessment should be current (e.g. usually completed within the last 2 years),
  • the assessment must be translated into English, stamped and signed by an authorised interpreter.

A letter from a medical professional

A recent letter (issued within the previous 2 years) or documentation from a medical professional responsible for your treatment. The evidence must state:

  • details of your disability or medical condition and symptoms – does it cause fatigue, loss of concentration, anxiety etc.
  • when the diagnosis was made
  • whether it is on-going or long-term
  • how this affects your day to day life
  • it must be translated into English, stamped and signed by an authorised interpreter.

Contacts

Do not hesitate to contact us and send an e-mail with your inquiry.

MUDr. Zdeňka Zigalová zigalova@lli.vutbr.cz

  • Coordinator of services for students with Hearing and Physical Impairment,
  • Centre manager.

Mgr. Veronika Matějkovámatejkova@lli.vutbr.cz

  • Coordinator of services for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, Mental Health Issues, Visual Impairment.