With us
against
barriers

Studying with impairments

Disabled and chronically ill students face many challenges in their studies.

Successful studies of persons with disabilities often require a precise study planning, which has nothing in common with the general requirements of the graduate programme. For not in every course, necessary compensations for disadvantages of the disabled are considered in study/examination rules and the respective spatial situation.

But it is not only the planning of studies that poses a variety of challenges for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Everyday life also often requires more detailed planning, for example when a handicapped accessible apartment has to be found or the financing of studies is more complex due to various additional requirements.

Our advice focus

  • Special regulations BAföG
  • Social welfare
  • Health insurance
  • Severely disabled identification card

We support you. Just get in touch with us!

Useful information

Studying with Disabilities – Information and Advice Center (Informations- und Beratungsstelle Studium und Behinderung) is part of Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW). As a nationwide competence centre on the subject of "Study and Disability", the IBS offers comprehensive information for prospective students and students with disabilities and chronic diseases

Brochure: "Studying with impairments"
FAQ for students from EU, EEA and Switzerland
FAQ for students from third countries
 

The universities have their own offices and representatives who can advise you on compensation for disadvantages, hardship arrangements, planning your course of study and many other topics.

University Duisburg-Essen

Folkwang University of the Arts

Hochschule Ruhr West of Applied Sciences

Contact

Telephone and video advice

Free of charge and confidential: We are there for you via telephone and video advice. Gladly also in English.

Make an appointment

Open telephone consultation

Thu 11:00 am - 13:00 pm

Bereichsleiter soziale und psychologische Beratung
Harald
Kaßen
Advisor and Head of
Advisory Services
+49 201 82010-610
Email
Bereichsleiter soziale und psychologische Beratung

Harald Kaßen

Advisor and Head of
Advisory Services
+49 201 82010-610
Room: 0.18
Reckhammerweg 1
45141 Essen

Consulting hours

Thu 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Write an email

Information about privacy and your rights: www.stw-edu.de/en/data-protection/