Studying with Impairments
Welcome to our office. We would like to give you some general information about studying with impairments at the University of Hamburg.
At German universities and higher education institutions,about 16 percent of students state to have health impairments that make studying difficult. Above all, students have psychological and somatic illnesses, motor, sensory, and speech impairments, as well as specific disorders and autism spectrum disorder.
The office is the main port of call at Universitiy of Hamburg for prospective students, applicants, and students with impairments. Doctoral researchers with impairments who are not academic staff can also contact us.
We advise and support you in all matters related to impairments, both before and during your studies.
For students with disabilities, we are also the complaints office pursuant to the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG)
The costs for sign language assistants are covered for the target groups.
Computer Workroom (Betty-Hirsch)
The computer workroom is located in the main library Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek. In the workroom, there is special software for students with visual and reading impairments. Students can work with assistive technology and assistants. For further information please contact us via e-mail.
Data Protections and Confidentialy
The STiNE campus management system does not record any data on impairments. Our staff members are sworn to confidentiality.
- adapting course and examination conditions and guidelines for study pursuant to compensation for disadvantages measures
- withdrawing from and returning to studies during phases of illness
- handling impairments during studies, e.g. informing other students and instructors
- digital access to courses, material, and literature
- use of assistive technology
- accessing, using, and finding buildings and rooms
- impairment-related aspects of choosing a degree program and preparing to study
- hardship and compensation for disadvantage applications to improve chances of admission