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:
- Handicapped in movement
- Hearing impediment
- Visual impairment
- Speech impediment
- Disorders of psychological development
- Orthopedic mutation
- Paralysis due to brain damage,
- Limb malformation
- Hard of hearing
- Partially sighted
- Speech perception and listening disorder
- Delayed development of speech
- Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysortography
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To apply for equal opportunity services, the student must show several documents and take over the application process. The main steps are the following:
Process for freshmen:
- It is necessary to have a medical examination of the disability from a doctor, a specialist, or an organisation from their home country.
- In case of disabilities, all of these documents must be given to the National Pedagogical Professional Service. Please remember that the organization has no English site, and if you need to pay a visit, a Mentor has to accompany you to translate.
- In case of mental illnesses, contact email@example.com by sending all your documents proving your condition and explaining your situation.
- The National Pedagogical Professional Service sets up an official and accepted professional opinion based on medical documents in Hungary. Please be aware of the fact that this office only gives you this document if your conditions are very clearly stated in your medical documents.
- 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:
- Medical examination in Hungary by a medical specialist (For this, you will need a TAJ card, you can find out more about it here)
- The National Pedagogical Professional Service sets up a professional opinion based on medical documents.
- BME makes a declaration or recommendation based on that professional opinion. The lecturers must treat the student as written in the declaration; however, they do not necessarily need to follow a recommendation.
- Once you have every document, to get the help needed, you need to apply via this form here.
- After filling it out, the coordinators are going to contact you.
- 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 cards 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org(equal opportunity coordinator) 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
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 weekly.
- 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 will teach.
When applying, you need to provide:
- A motivational letter (a document about why you would like to be a tutor and what you could give the student, a maximum of 25 points).
- Recommendation letter (If you have taught already, you can ask for a recommendation from them or contact one of your teachers. You can provide a maximum of two recommendation letters, earning a maximum of 10 points each).
- Don’t forget to share if you have had similar experiences (max 5 points) in the past.
- Your Neptun code.
- The subjects you would like to be a tutor in.
- The number of hours you are available.
- You should apply together with the fellow student you would like to help.
If you are interested, send all the following information to email@example.com
You can apply all year round.