At the Disability Unit, we provide students with academic support to assist them where and when needed. We offer support in the following ways:

Special tests and exams

Special arrangements can be made for students who need additional time or other support to complete tests and exams. The Unit works closely with the Exams Office to facilitate special arrangements for students with disabilities. Click here to find out more about application deadlines or to download and print the application form. Once you have downloaded, filled-in and printed your form, e-mail it to skry​ftyd@sun.ac.za.

Study materi​als

If you require specialised, formatted study materials, visit Room 367 at HUMARGA (in the Arts and Social Sciences building) to discuss what you need and find out how you can access materials for your specific needs. E-mail braille@sun.ac​.za for more information.

Specialised assistive technology

Specialised computers with screen reading, magnifying and text-to-speech software such as JAWS, Read & Write, and ZoomText, Braille embossers and digital magnifiers available. Contact Petro Newman at 021 808 2128 for more information. Assistive technology is also available at the Stellenbosch University Library and the Theology and Music libraries.

Assignment writing

Do you need advice on writing assignments or are you unsure on how to get started? Contact Vinelene Hartley at 021 808 2161 or Anne-Mari Lackay at skryflab@sun.ac.za or 021 808 2989 for assistance.

Academic tutoring

If you require academic support for individual subjects, contact the relevant lecturers in your faculty.

Library access

If you need assistance with accessing library resources and books, contact your faculty librarian – they are ready to help you.