How to apply for Special Educational Support, SPS

The SPS unit at DTU recommends you for SPS. The SPS unit can also guide you on your options.

As soon as you have been admitted to DTU and have accepted your offer of admission, your are eligible to receive SPS.

DTU’s SPS enquiry portal

To apply for SPS at DTU, you must register with DTU’s SPS enquiry portal

For new students: Upon admission to DTU, it is possible to create an application on the inquiry portal as soon as you have received your student number at DTU. Your login to the SPS inquiry portal is your student number. New students order a password via UnistartDTU.

How to apply for SPS: By creating an application in the SPS enquiry portal, the process of applying for SPS can be as quick and smooth as possible.

When you create an application in the inquiry portal, you must do the following:

  1. Very briefly describe your challenges and support needs.
  2. U4pload any required documentation of your functional impairment. If you have received SPS on a previous study programme, you will probably not need to upload your documentation again. As a general rule, you will only need to submit new documentation if you are new to the SPS scheme or if there have been changes in your situation.
  3. Once we have received your application for SPS on the SPS inquiry portal, we will send you an email confirming your application. You will then receive a message from the Styrelsen for Undervisning og Kvalitet (STUK) in eBoks/digital mail, where you must consent to apply for SPS. You must give your consent as soon as possible because STUK will only process your application after you have given your consent. If consent is not given within 30 days, the application will be annulled at STUK. The agency currently has a case processing time of approximately eight weeks. If you are unsure what to do, write or call us.
  4. Once STUK has processed your application, you will receive a notification in your e-box/digital mail. The SPS unit at DTU then initiates the granted support.
  5. On the SPS inquiry portal, you can apply for special examination conditions at DTU. DTU decides applications for special examination conditions. For example, you can apply for extra time for the written exam by ticking the box "Extra time for the written exam".

Email, telephone, or SPS intro day

If you prefer another approach than the SPS enquiry portal, you are also welcome to contact us by email or telephone. You can do this from the day you are admitted to DTU.

In the SPS unit, we typically hold an intro day/intro course (the information is in Danish) in connection with the autumn study start. Both BSc and MSc students are welcome at the intro day/intro course. Please note that it is held in Danish.

Do you have questions or need a meeting?

You are always welcome to contact us either by telephone, email, or we can schedule a personal meeting.

Do you need to grant a power of attorney?

If you want someone other than you to be able to gain access to documents in your SPS case and/or act and make decisions on your behalf, you can create a power of attorney. With this power of attorney, you give the SPS unit permission to talk about your case if the person you give power of attorney contacts us directly.

All decisions and information concerning your SPS case will still only be sent to you – your own eBoks and/or your student email. The power of attorney does not cover us sending information and decisions to the person you give the power of attorney. It is therefore necessary that they help by checking your email and your eBoks if needed.

The power of attorney is only valid at DTU and only for dialogue with the units stated by you on the power of attorney. It is not valid for other bodies under SPS auspices, i.e. SRG, The Danish Agency for Education and Quality and other suppliers. You/you and the other person must send a power of attorney to these organisations yourself.

SPS for DTU Qualifying Education

Please note that DTU Qualifying Education has its own SPS supervisor who provides guidance about SPS for secondary education programmes.

Read more about SPS for DTU Qualifying Education