Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Student counsellor AMSIB

Submitting applications through the Digital Service Point

Do you suffer from dyslexia? Do you need additional time to complete exams or require larger forms as a result of this condition? Submit an application through the  Digital Service Point as soon as possible. Keep your dyslexia statement at hand, as you will be required to upload it along with your application. You will receive a reply to your request for additional time for exams and/or forms in large-sized print in your AUAS email inbox within two weeks. Your request may been have granted or rejected, or you may be asked to supply more information.

Have you requested additional time for exams or large-font forms, and has this been granted?

If yes, please continue reading under 'Implementation of examination duration extension (TDV) at the FBE'

What is a valid dyslexia statement?

The statement must mention dyslexia. The dyslexia statement must be signed by a healthcare psychologist or general remedial educationalist and should be based on a diagnostic test. A dyslexia pass from a previous degree programme is therefore not sufficient.

What if I have dyslexia, but do not have a valid statement?

Ask the person treating you for a modified dyslexia statement. If this is not possible, you also have the option to take a shortened dyslexia test at the University of Amsterdam. The costs for this short test amount to €225. Should you wish to make use of this facility, please contact Anna Plakas.

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'Implementation of examination duration extension (TDV) at the FBE'

If your request has been granted, the following conditions apply:

Approval prior to 6 May

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning with the partial examinations in weeks 4, 5 and 6 of block 4.

Approval between 6 May and 23 May

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning with the examinations in weeks 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of block 4.

Approval after 23 May

You will receive additional time for exams and/or large-font forms beginning in September.

Additional information

You will sit your examinations in the so-called TDV classroom. TDV stands for tentamenduurverlenging (examination duration extension), although students who require other special facilities will use the TDV room as well. The TDV room can be different on each exam date.

Announcement of TDV rooms:

  • A weekly overview of TDV rooms for written examinations will be published in the announcements on myauas on the Friday before the examination week begins.
  • An announcement will also be posted at the Servicepoint on every examination day.
  • Digital examinations will not be held in a separate TDV room, but seats will be reserved in the digital examination rooms (IWO, REC and FMB, ground floor) for students who are entitled to TDV.

Please note: the TDV rooms will not be listed on

You can receive confidential advice on any matters to do with your studies, your progress, personal matters and problems relating to any of the following: 

During open consultation hours (see left-hand column) you can drop by without an appointment. We will assess your question or problem, discuss it and make a follow-up appointment if it needs more time.Our meetings are confidential: no information given during the talk may be repeated to a third party without your consent. 

After considering your question, we will provide you with information and recommendations and help you to take action to achieve an improvement in your personal performance in relation to your studies and/or internship. We have specific expertise with issues such as choosing courses, studying with a disability, and student grants and loans, and we have a lot of experience with advising and supporting students with personal problems.

We can also advise the examination board and the degree programme about any facilities and modifications required, so that students can perform well in their studies without being held back by personal disadvantages. If required we can provide referrals (to the student doctor, student psychologist, social worker, a support worker from the Dutch Association of Mental Health and Addiction Care, etc.


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Consultation hours

Monday till Thursday there are consultation hours that you can visit without appointment: 10:00-12:30 in room 3.057.
We like to see you there if you visit us for the first time.

Dinant Leegstra

Dinant Leegtra is absent in May. Wim Boterman will replace him. In June Dinant Leegstra will be in office again.
Working days:
Tuesday and Thursday


E Studentcounsellor AMSIB
M +31 6 3199 8130 
room FMB 3.057
Make an appointment  (only for follow-up appointments)

Anke van der Wilt

Working days:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday


E Studentcounsellor AMSIB
M +31 6 2115 5895
room FMB 3.057
Make an appointment (only for follow-up appointments)

Wim Boterman

Working days:
Tuesday and Wednesday


E Studentcounsellor AMSIB
M +31 6 3901 0375
room FMB 3.057
Make an appointment (only for follow-up appointments)

Published by  AZ editors FBE 9 May 2019