With the purpose of providing an equal admission opportunity, necessary study environment and facilities for students with disabilities, the University has devised the “Admission Policy for Students with Disabilities” in the following.
Applicants with disabilities have the option to voluntarily disclose their disabilities status/conditions. If they choose to disclose their disabilities, they will also have to indicate whether they wish to have the special arrangements, such as admission examination waiver or special examination arrangements. In such case, applicants with disabilities need to notify the University of the disability condition with submission of an assessment report from a registered medical practitioner and other documents/evidence of such diagnosis, latest upon submission of application so that it will allow sufficient time for UM to evaluate special arrangement needed for the student when necessary.
- Assessment Committee
Upon notification of the case, the University will form a Committee to assess the application. Discussion and evaluation will be conducted on a case by case basis. The Committee consists of the Vice Rector (Academic Affairs), Registrar, Dean (or the academic in-charge of the programme that the candidate applies for), Examiners for Admission Examination (if the applicant is an admission examination candidate), and representatives of departments concerned.
- For applicants with disabilities asking for admission examination waiver, the Committee will consider whether these applicants are not suitable or capable to take the examination.
- For applicants with disabilities asking for special examination arrangements, depending on the condition of the individual applicant/candidate, the University will provide special arrangements, e.g. additional examination time, convenience of examination venue, use of computers and special format of examination materials or devices, etc. Candidates with disabilities afterwards proven not being able to sit for the admission examination will follow point ii for admission.
3. Upon confirmation of student’s admission
A work group will be formed and consisted of members of Student Affairs Office, Registry, Faculty concerned, Campus Management Office or other departments when necessary (subject to the case evaluated) as to provide appropriate facilities and equipment for facilitating the students’ learning at UM. Additional budget may be needed to make the facilities available. Student ambassadors of the same major may also be recruited to provide close assistance in study and campus life.
For more information regarding disability support services, please go to Student Affairs Office (SAO) – Student Counselling Section.