List of available services for physically disabled students and/or with specific learning disorders (DSA).
Students affected by a handicap or illnesses entailing an invalidity above 66% are exempt from paying taxes and University contributions. Students affected by an invalidity between 46% and 65% pay 50% of contributions.
A dispensation application must be presented through the online students’ helpdesk, following the procedure indicated on the Taxes and Facilitations page.
Contributions for study periods abroad
Students with disabilities can apply for contributions from SOCRATES national Agency (ERASMUS Sector) based on EU funds through a selection for international mobility held by the Office for globalization and integration thanks to Regional funds for the Right to education.
Scholarship Integration thanks to Regional funds
Disabled students, who are entitled to scholarship, can present a motivated integration request if they have an acknowledged invalidity of 66% or more.
All integrations are managed by the Right to education Service.
Bergamo University has activated a psycho-pedagogic counselling desk designed to support students with disabilities or learning disorders during their study path.
Interested students may ask for an interview through the Ticket service (go to the Online Students’ helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication).
The goal of these interviews is to find together with the students, which may be the best compensatory tools and measures most appropriate to their learning needs. Such measures will then be indicated in a document defined as PDP – Personalized Didactic Plan for students with specific learning disorders or PEI – Individual Education Plan for students with disabilities, which students will be able to show to the teaching staff to indicate their specific needs.
Students with disabilities and/or DSA (learning disorders) may contact the relevant Department staff (member of the Commission for disability services) and make agreements about the academic year educational activities and the measures to be taken.
The Department contact will point out the students’ difficulties to the rest of the teaching staff, communicating to the Commission which issues need to be faced and involving the relevant offices; the contact person will also be able to provide a personal support, so as to favor his study progression.
To guarantee productive lesson attendance to hearing impaired students and facilitate their communication with teachers, an Interpreting Service of Italian Sign Language (LIS) is provided, within economic and technical availability, to be assessed case by case.
Following agreements with the relevant teachers, disabled and/or DSA students may take examination tests with the help of specific technical tools, or take equivalent tests, according to what fits best with their kind of disability/learning disorder.
Interested students can require the purchase of technical equipment and specific didactic supports (equipped laptops, software, recorders, etc.) for their whole course duration. To apply, they must fill out the form for didactic supports requests and send it to the Office for disability and DSA services through the Ticket service (go to the Online Students’ Helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication).
The University offers a service to accompany students who are visually or physically impaired to lessons within the University premises. Requests for this service must be submitted through the Ticket service (go to Online Students’ helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication), at least 15 days before lessons begin.
Students with disabilities may ask, through the Commission for disability services, to be given a personal tutor to follow them through their study path, by filling in the necessary forms and presenting them to the Office for disability and DSA services, through the Ticket service (go to Online Students’ helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication).
The tutors are students of courses beyond three-year graduation or recent graduates within the same Department of the applicant, who have been adequately trained to follow people with disabilities and/or DSA.
In particular, the tutor:
Discusses equivalent tests with the teachers;
Collects study material when students can’t attend lessons due to health issues;
accompanies students to lessons inside the University premises;
books lesson places;
helps students with their administrative and secretarial issues, such as exam booking, study plan definition, etc.;
may assist DSA students with reading/writing needs during exams. Interested students must apply for a tutor at least 15 days before the exam date, through the Ticket service (go to Online Students’ helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication)
If a student has any difficulty in reaching a classroom for lessons and/or exams, it’s possible to make a request for a classroom change applying to the Office for disability and DSA services through the Ticket service (go to Online Students’ helpdesk, click on Student office > Other services > DSA Services Communication).