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    Because we strive for equal opportunities and diversity among our students, we offer students with special needs the option to request a reflex statute.


    Reflex stands for reasonable flexibility. It involves making adjustments to the Teaching and Examination Regulations which are necessary to give you an equal chance during evaluations.

    These flexibility measures will be considered to be reasonable when they meet these three criteria: feasible for the student in question, justifiable for the other students and acceptable for the professor.

    Who qualifies for Reflex?

    Any student that needs extra facilities, changes in timetables and different evaluation methods can request a Reflex statute

    Working students

    Students who work full time or part time in combination with their studies

    Students with a disability

    Visual/auditory/motoric disability - Coordination disorder - Chronic disease - Learning disorder - Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Autism spectrum disorder - Tic disorder - Psychiatric disability 

    Student representatives

    Students with the authorisation of student representative inside the VUB

    Student athlete?

    Are you a student athlete? You may need special facilities and flexibility in your classes, too. For this, you can contact Topsport and Study.

    Is your situation different than the ones mentioned above?

    Contact a student psychologist

    Request a Reflex statute

    A few necessary steps

    1. Schedule an appointment

    First, you need to schedule an appointment with one of our student psychologists. You can do this by

    2. Individual interview

    The psychologist will discuss your needs in an individual interview. After that, we will process your request and check the validity of your attestation. As soon as your request is approved, you will be notified and acknowledged as a Reflex-student.

    To receive special facilities, your request should be accompanied by the right professional attestation. Don't forget to bring your diagnostic report, work attestation or student authorisation to your appointment.

    To do before the exams

    there are some additional things you need to arrange before entering the exam period

    Deadlines: 1 December, 1 May and 15 July

    As a Reflex-student, there are some additional things you need to arrange before entering the exam period. You have to pass on the following information to your contact person via email:

    • Your student number
    • The course(s) for which you request student facilities
    • Course title
    • The student facilities you want to request

    Your contact person from the Study Guidance will pass on your request to your professors through an online tool . You will be notified by email about the status of each request.

    Please read these emails very carefully. It's an additional step to take, but will allow the faculty staff to organise your evaluation to suit your needs.


    Your Reflex file will be followed up by a student psychologist and will be treated strictly confidentially. Information will only be shared with your permission.

    When requesting your student facilities, we will never share the reason for your request.