Equal Oppurtunity Studies

The laws of Hungary ensure additional help for disabled students during their studies. If you have one of the following conditions, you can apply for help to make your studies easier, provided by the university: 

  • Paralysis 
  • Orthopaedic mutation 
  • Paralysis due to brain damage, 
  • Amputation 
  • Limb malformation 
    • Deafness 
    • Hard of hearing 
    • Blindness 
    • Partially sighted 
      • Dysphasia 
      • Dyslalia 
      • Dysphonia 
      • Stutter 
      • Sputter 
      • Muteness 
      • Speech perception and listening disorder 
      • Lisp 
      • Delayed development of speech 
          • Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysortography 
          • Dyscalculia 
          • ADHD 
          • Behavioral dysregulation 

            At BME, help can be requested and granted for some other persistent and serious illnesses and disabilities too. If you are interested in applying for equal opportunities, and can’t find the disability listed above, please contact eselyegyenloseg@group.bme.hu for more information. 

            Registration proccess

            To apply for equal opportunity services, the student needs to get more documents, and also needs to take over the application process. The main steps are the following: 

            Process for freshmen: 

              1. It is necessary to have a medical examination of the disability from a doctor, a specialist, or an organisation from their home country 
              2. In case of disabilities all of these documents need to be given to the National Pedagogical Professional Service (http://gyopsz.elte.hu/index.php/foreign-stundents)
              3. In case of mental illnesses contact eselyegyenloseg@group.bme.hu by sending all your documents proving your condition and explaining your situation.
              4. The National Pedagogical Professional Service sets up a professional opinion, that is official and accepted in Hungary, based on the medical documents. Please be aware of the fact, that this office only gives you this document, if your coditions are very clearly stated in your medical documents.
              5. BME makes a declaration or recommendation based on that professional opinion. The lecturers need to treat the student as written in the declaration, however they do not necessarily need to follow a recommendation 

            Process for non-freshmen: 

              1. Medical examination in Hungary by a medical specialist (TAJ needed, link here: http://www.imt.bme.hu/taj/) 
              2. The National Pedagogical Professional Service sets up a professional opinion based on the medical documents 
              3. BME makes a declaration or recommendation based on that professional opinion. The lecturers need to treat the student as written in the declaration, however they do not necessarily need to follow a recommendation 

            Registration

              1. Once you have every needed document, to get the help needed, you need to apply via this form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=q0g1anB1cUKRqFjaAGlwKUlcEbJCLYlGiBhK-TkHlyNUQTlPUVVUTUtINk5OR0hCQkEwN1dOQjhMWC4u 
              2. After filling it out, the coordinators are going to contact you. 

                Accessible services

                  • Personalized equal opportunity counselling
                  • Personal tutoring and note-taking involving fellow students 
                  • Modification of terms and conditions of studies (e.g. more time during tests, modification of the type of test: oral instead of written exam or vice-versa) 
                  • Free use of subtitling software
                  • Parking card to the university parking lots (only for handicapped students)
                  • Making suggestions for extra services 

                 

                How can the other students help?

                If you are a student who, above their own studies, would gladly help their fellow students who are having more difficulties in their own studies, you can do that by being a note-taker or tutor. 

                Note-taking scholarship

                Your main task is to take notes in class and share it with a student asking for help.
                In exchange for your help, you will receive financial compensation.

                You can apply by writing a motivational letter via e-mail to karmazsin.eszter@bme.hu in which: 

                  •  You should highlight similar experiences you had 
                  • List the subjects that you can take notes of 
                  • If you know a fellow student in need of notes, list their contact information too
                     

                 

                Tutoring scholarship 

                If you have experience in teaching, or would like to try yourself in this area, and have affinity for tutoring, you can help your fellow students as a tutor.  

                Important things to know: 

                  • You can only give two lessons per subject to the same person in a week. 
                  • You get your payment after the reporting period. 
                  •  You need to participate in a short training session, where you can learn the needs of the students you are going to teach. 

                When applying, you need to provide:  

                  • A motivational letter (a document about why you would like to be a tutor, what could you give the student. maximum 25 points) 
                  • Recommendation letter (If you have taught already, you can ask for a recommendation from them, or reach out to one of your teachers. You can provide maximum two recommendation letters, earning maximum 10 points each) 
                  • Don’t forget to share if you have had similar experiences (max 5 points) in the past. 

                If you are interested send all the following information to karmazsin.eszter@bme.hu

                Other required documents:  

                  • Your Neptun code 
                  • The subjects you would like to be a tutor in 
                  • The number of hours you are available
                  • Best to apply together with the fellow student you would like to help to

                You can apply all year around.