Studying with disabilities
The social counseling service is committed to providing students with chronic diseases or disabilities with information and support to minimize the impact of individual disabilities on their study management as well as their daily life.
We are available for individual consultations and independent counseling. Consultations are strictly confidential.Our counseling covers for example
- Financing issues / social law entitlements
- Study management with disabilities/disadvantage compensations
- Technical help and personal aides
- Overcoming personal problems and moments of crisis
Where necessary, we cooperate with an extensive network including university authorities as well as city and county authorities. Upon request we will provide details of appropriate contact persons or point you towards further services.
The elevator is located on the left side of the foyer of Otto-Berndt-Halle. Social counseling service is located on the first floor above the Bistro in rooms 112 and 113. Both rooms are accessible with wheelchairs.
Please indicate any disability under “notes” when applying online for one of our student housing facilities (preferably also specifying the impacts of your disability) and bring relevant documentation to your appointment (disabled ID card, hospital records...).
Mobility/ semester ticket
If you are entitled to free public transport due to your disability, the portion of the administrative fees (Semesterbeitrag) that covers the semester ticket can be refunded.
The refund is processed by the respective AStA (students' union). In order to process your refund, they need your disability ID card as well as the valid coupon (it can be obtained at the Versorgungsamt (pension office) and should ideally start the same date as the semester, that is April 1st or October 1st respectively).
Services and contact persons at the universities:
Project Handicap (TU): Sabine Hopp
Representative for disabled students (TU), Gerhard Schmitt
Representative for students and prospective students with disabilities or chronic diseases (h_da), Mathias Ihrig