Disability Services

Disability Services

Services for students with disabilities and specific needs

The University of Granada offers a variety of services to students with disabilities and/or specific educational support needs. The UGR provides these services in order to ensure that these students are fully and effectively included as members of the University community. Whether in terms of access to education and training or research and services, we strive to guarantee the right of all students to inclusive education in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination, equal opportunities and universal accessibility.

How to request support:

1. International students who wish to request support must select the option on the following online application form for incoming students (during the respective application period).

2. The International Relations office will forward on the list of students who have applied for educational support to the UGR’s Student Support Service.

3. Once accepted onto a programme at the UGR, you must request a meeting with the Student Support Service by sending an email to atencionsocial@ugr.es so that they can assess your specific needs. You must submit the following documents at this meeting:

  • Photocopy of your passport or NIE (Foreigner’s ID number) or passport or DNI (National Identity Number)
  • A valid certificate, currently in force, which legally recognizes the disability in question. In the case of specific educational support needs, you must submit the technical accreditation including medical and psychological reports, etc.) and they must also be translated into Spanish. The translations do not need to be official or sworn translations
  • A report describing the adaptations at the student’s home university or centre. In the case of mobility students, the report must be obtained from their home University. Students who apply for a sign language interpreting service should submit the names of the modules they are enrolled on, as well as the corresponding timetables for the 1st and 2nd semesters
  • Any other relevant supporting documents that the applicant feels should be taken into consideration
  • Students who request adapted transport must submit the names of the modules they will be attending and the corresponding timetables for the 1st and 2nd semester

Types of support on offer to students with disabilities

  • Radio frequency equipment
  • Adapted internships
  • Parking space in the city centre
  • A support teacher/tutor
  • Adapted transport
  • Adapted furniture
  • An intern assistant
  • Financial assistance for transport
  • Adapted exams (braille, magnified text, alternative formats, time extensions)
  • Reserved classroom/exam space
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Financial assistance for learning/teaching materials
  • Adapted learning materials
  • Removal of architectural barriers


Summary of specific educational support needs

1. Special educational needs

  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment

Behavioural disorders

  • Severe mental disorder (psychosis and schizophrenia)
  • Emotional disorders (anxiety and depression)
  • Behavioural disorders (oppositional defiant disorder, dissocial personality disorder)

2. General developmental disorders

  • Autism spectrum
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • General unspecified developmental disorders

3. Specific learning difficulties

  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Specific speaking and language difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

4. Specific Personal or Health Conditions

5. Intellectual abilities

a) Intellectual giftedness
b) Talent: 1. Academic 2. Artistic 3. Simple 4. Complex or mixed