What Constitutes a Disability?

CEU and the Dean of Students Office strive to ensure that all CEU students, irrespective of their background, make the most of their academic and personal experience at CEU in Vienna and Budapest. In the case of students with disabilities, it is our strong belief that a disability should not put any student in a disadvantage compared to the student’s peers in either facet of their lives at CEU. We take all the necessary steps to ensure that this is so. Here, we explain what is considered a disability according to CEU’s Student Disability Policy. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including but not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, walking, standing, speaking, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working. The Dean of Students Office provides advice and guidance to students with permanent or temporary disabilities in the process of requesting accommodations from the university. The following are general categories (by no means an exhaustive list).

Learning Disabilities 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Psychological Disabilities 
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Temporary Disabilities
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Blind and Low Vision 
  • Mobility Disabilities