Services for Students with Disabilities 

Once enrolled, in order to benefit from the services offered by Sapienza, people with disabilities must declare their disability in their Infostud profile and register with the Service for Students with Disabilities.

International students, EU or non-EU, are required to provide a certificate attesting to their disability status issued in their country of residence, accompanied by a sworn translation in Italian or English.

How to request the service: please email from your institutional email address (, and follow the instructions.

Educational mediation

Didactic mediation for admission tests and/or regular exams/proficiency tests, so that forms of flexibility (methodological, instrumental, organisational) are adopted.

Additional Exam Dates

Additional exam dates to students with disabilities and Specific learning difficulties (SA Resolution 12 June 2018 - In Italian)

Specialised tutoring

This service is provided by professionals with competences in humanities, psychology and experience in inclusive didactics and public administration. It aims to promote the education of students with physical or learning difficulties through:

  • Ad hoc support with methodological and psycho-pedagogic help guaranteed throughout your course of studies;
  • Identification of best support and services for your needs;
  • Use of software and multimedia study aides.

Following one or more interviews, we will agree with you on a custom-tailored support plan, which may vary as you progress in your studies.  

Italian Sign Language (LIS) Interpreter

Interpreting LIS (Italian Sign Language)
The student can take a maximum of 16 hours per week and 64 hours per month. The interpreting service can be carried out in support of the following activities:

  • attendance of lessons
  • seminars closely related to the course of study
  • reception with teachers and / or secretarial operators
  • exams / degree thesis
  • meetings for the evaluation, with the "Sector for relations with disabled students with SLD" (hereinafter referred to as Sector) of the service provided
  • orientation and didactic information activities
  • cultural activities as part of Sapienza institutional initiatives regarding students.

For particular needs, the interpreting service must be requested in advance and authorized in writing by the Administration.
How to request the service: consult the Vademecum published on this page

Peer tutoring

The peer tutor is a student enrolled in years following the first, winner of a Collaboration Scholarship, which helps to fill in gaps of an objective nature.
The tutor does not have the skills to provide educational assistance, which is up to the teachers only.
Students with disabilities can only meet the tutor in the university environment and for educational reasons.

The peer tutor, according to the cases and needs, can carry out the following activities:

  • assistance in getting to the library and to the student and/or educational affairs office ;
  • accompanying to class to take notes;
  • note-taking for online lectures;
  • accompaniment to interviews with lecturers;
  • support for reading and writing for written exams and for admission tests and accompaniment to oral exams in person and support for remote exams;
  • study support in person or online;
  • computer support;
  • coaching in different situations of university life.

How to request the service: please read the Vademecum published on this page

Aids for exams and lessons

When: 10 working days before the exam date.
How to request the service: consult the Vademecum published on this page
Any changes must be communicated promptly.

Call for the granting of contributions to support the mobility of the public transport service taxi Municipality of Rome 

A public selection is launched for the conferral of grants to support mobility, in order to encourage the attendance of study courses, socialization and use of the sports facilities of the Sapienza Sport Service Center, of students with disabilities enrolled at the “Sapienza” University of Rome.
The contribution will be paid to reimburse the expenses incurred for the taxi public transport service (2022-23 Call)

Funds for Purchasing Special Equipment

Students with physical and learning disabilities are entitled to receive funding for specialist euqipment (non-medical) that is useful to overcome individual issues that hamper studies, such as PCs, tablets, digital recorders and didactic software.
2022-23 call 

Access to Campus by Car

Students with physical and learning disabilities may access internal parking on campus with their disability badge. You will also receive remote controls to access closed areas.

Unit for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties

Head of Unit
Fabio Mollicone

Chiara Mandara
Assunta Marano
Alessandra Nemola

Disability staff and specialised tutoring

Arianna Armellini
Pamela De Nardis
Cecilia Gazzeri
Valentina Olla Pes
Dariateresa Russo
Francesca Treglia
Francesca Vignola

Law Building (CU002)
Ground floor/rear entrance
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Rome

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