Students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses
Universität Hamburg provides a broad spectrum of on-campus advising and support for
- prospective students;
- students; and
- doctoral students
with hearing impairments; long-term low vision; voice and speech conditions; neuro-muscolosceletal and movement-related conditions; chronic physical diseases; mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
Office of Affairs for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases
The Office provides comprehensive advising and support for persons with disabilities long-term illnesses on the following study-related matters:
- preparing for and transitioning to university
Frequently asked questions concern access and admission to bachelor's and master's degree programs and Staatsexamen (state examination) programs in relation to hardship and regulations governing compensation for disadvantage; options for flexibly organizing degree programs, workloads, and examination conditions; withdrawal and reenrollment due to illness; campus accessibility; and physical and technical support.
The Office also provides a study room for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses in the State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky (Betty Hirsch Room) as well as the Service Center for Study Support for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Students at Universities in Hamburg (STUGHS), in cooperation with iDeas—interessengemeinschaft der Deaf studierenden an Hamburger Universitäten (association of deaf students at universities in Hamburg).
Center for Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling (ZSPB)
HOPES offers individual assistance for students with mental health conditions or disabilities. The program provides individual as well as group advising.