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Students with disabilities

Université Paris-Saclay has developed a policy based on the principle of inclusion for people with a disability or temporary disability which enables students to continue their studies in the best possible way and under the best possible conditions.

Two essential services for your needs

The Disability and Studies (SHE) unit and the University Healthcare Service (SSU) work closely together to help you succeed in your studies at Université Paris-Saclay.
With mutually supportive goals, they are your primary point of contact for information, an evaluation of your situation, recommendations for appropriate adjustments insofar as they are feasible, and the monitoring of the implementation of these in your department.

The Disability and Studies (SHE) Unit

  • The unit is here to welcome you, inform you and support you throughout your studies.
  • It coordinates the implementation and monitoring of study and examination and/or competition arrangements.
  • It participates in discussions on campus accessibility and digital technology.
  • It contributes to raising awareness within the university community about disability and its specific needs.

The Disability and Studies Unit at Université Paris-Saclay is available by appointment:

Find your Disability Advisor in each department:

Jean Monnet Faculty – Law, Economics and Management
Hélène Babillon  Disability Advisor
+33 (0)1 40 91 18 75 -

Faculty of Medicine
Simon Patigny  Disability Advisor
+33 (0)1 49 59 66 07 -

Faculty of Pharmacy
Patricia Buffat  Disability Advisor

Catherine Dubernet Disability Contact Lecturer

Faculty of Science
+33 (0)1 69 15 61 59

Emilie AMZALLAG   Disability Contact Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Sport
Marine Petrilli Disability Advisor

IUT Cachan
Anne Tubiana Disability Contact Nurse

IUT Orsay
Caroline Gavard Disability Contact Nurse

Hélène Bonneau Disability Contact Lecturer

IUT Sceaux
Delphine Arbentz Disability Advisor

Alberto Guinda-Villanueva Disability Contact Lecturer

Polytech Paris-Saclay        
Alexandra Stabe Disability Advisor

Corine Legros Disability Contact Lecturer

Villebon Charpack Institute
Martine Thomas Disability Contact Lecturer

Emilie Amzallag Disability Contact Lecturer

University Healthcare Service (SSU)

•    The service is here to welcome you, inform you and support you in medical matters.
•    It assesses any disability during a diagnostic medical consultation so that any recommendations for adjustments to studies and examinations and/or competitive examinations can be identified.
•    Its team is made up of doctors, nurses, psychologists, a smoking cessation advisor and a dietician, etc.
•    Examination/competition arrangements are subject to a decision signed and certified by the representative of each department at Université Paris-Saclay

Contacts for the healthcare service:
Faculty of Medicine - Kremlin Bicêtre
Level 4 - office 459-461
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 59 67 62

IUT Cachan
Building B - Ground Floor - office 012
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 24 11 09

Jean Monnet Faculty – Sceaux
Building B - Lower Ground Floor - Door 012
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 91 17 12

IUT Sceaux
Level 3 - office 324
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 91 24 01

Faculty of Pharmacy - Châtenay-Malabry
Building A - Lower Ground Floor (opposite building B)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 46 83 54 14

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Sports Science and Polytech Paris-Saclay – Orsay
Building 336
Secretary’s office tel.: +33 (0)1 69 15 65 39
Nurse’s tel.: +33 (0)1 69 15 76 07

IUT Orsay
Building E - Ground Floor - office 005
Tel.: +33 (0)1 69 33 60 28

University year 2021 – 2022

Do you require adjustments to studies and/or examinations and competitive examinations in 2021 – 2022?
1.    Students should contact and/or meet with their department's disability advisor and complete the registration form.
2.    Students should make an appointment with a doctor at the SSU to assess the adjustments required. On the day of the appointment, they should bring their student card, as well as their medical file if possible. The doctor at the SSU will prepare a medical certificate which proposes adjustments (study conditions, examination conditions) according to the specific needs of the student.
3.    The student then passes on the certificate of adjustments to the Disability Advisor in their department.
4.    The Disability Advisor will forward the certificate of adjustments to the Registrar's Office and to the student's Head of Department. A joint meeting will be organised if necessary with all the key parties involved (the Heads of the various courses, the department’s Disability Advisor, the healthcare service and the student)

All requests for adjustments must be sent to the SHE within 15 days of registering at the University. If a disability (even a temporary one) or a disabling illness occurs during the course of the year, the request for adjustments to examinations must be submitted no later than 15 days before the start of the first exam.

Examples of adjustments:

Adjustments to study
•    Access to learning aids, photocopiers.
•    Extension of the duration of studies (adjustment of the curriculum).
•    Learning support: tutoring, note-taking.
•    Specialist assistance: Sign language, cued speech interpreting, etc.
•    Accessibility of the premises: loan of a lift card and parking.
•    Specialist equipment: specific software, magnetic loop, etc.

Adjustments to exams
•    Time extensions for exams.
•    Assignment of a specific or small room.
•    Expansion of examination topics.
•    Installation and use of computer equipment in the examination room.
•    Examination secretariat.

Practical information

•    MDPH
You will be required to complete work placements in businesses as part of your studies. In order to have your disability recognised and to benefit from adaptations to your place of work, it is necessary to have the Recognition as a Disabled Worker (RQTH) certificate. The RQTH can be requested from the ‘Maison Départementale des Personnes Handicapées’ (MDPH).

The MDPH provides access to rights and benefits and makes it easier for people with disabilities and their families to have their needs met.  Please note that every département has its own MDPH. You must contact the MDPH in the département of your main place of residence.
All information is available at the following address

MDPH Essonne (91):
93 Rue Henri Rochefort, 91000 Évry
Telephone: +33 (0)1 60 76 11 00

•    CROUS
Students with disabilities can be given priority for accommodation. University residences managed by CROUS are located close to teaching areas.
Please go to:
Food and drink outlets: all of the resto’U and cafeterias are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

•    HANDI U
Handi U is a website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research for students and staff with disabilities. Here, you can find practical and legal information.

•    Employment
Jobteaser is a platform where you can find work placement offers and work-study contracts. Opportunities abroad:

The top online platform for recruiting people with disabilities:

Cap emploi is a national network of 103 organisations which supports the employment of people with disabilities:

The ‘Association de Gestion de Fonds pour l'Insertion des Personnes Handicapées’ (Association for the Management of Funds for the Integration of Disabled Persons) promotes the professional integration and job retention of disabled persons in private sector companies (AGEFIPH):

Fonds pour l'Insertion des Personnes Handicapées dans la Fonction Publique (Funds for the Integration of Disabled Persons in Public Services) (FIPHP):

•    Work placements and professional integration
The Guidance and Development of Research Projects Hub (OCPE) helps you choose your direction and develop your path of study.
The Professional Integration, Partnerships and Alumni hub (IPPA) helps you to develop your application skills in order to find a work placement, a work-study programme, a job or employment. It gives you the opportunity to prepare in the best possible way for your arrival in the company which suits you.

To make an appointment with an advisor: ou
To find out more:

•    Scholarships and financial aid
To find out more: