On the way to an inclusive university

Studying with disabilities and chronic diseases

On the way to an inclusive university

Studying with disabilities and chronic illnesses

16% of students study with an impairment that makes studying difficult. This includes students with sensory and physical impairments, with chronic somatic and mental illnesses, but also with dyslexia, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. People with impairments should have access to general higher education and lifelong learning without discrimination and on an equal footing with others. This is not only a requirement of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but also of other national and international legal regulations. Higher education institutions (HEIs) and public student service organisation (STWs) face up to this task in many ways. However, structural, communicative, digital, didactic, structural and other barriers still make access to studies, studying and further academic qualification more difficult. Individually coordinated precautions should therefore be taken to compensate for individual disadvantages.

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Not yet, but soon - Information on studying with impairments in Germany

 

 

Events and further training of the IBS

With its offer, the IBS supports commissioners, consultants and advisors in qualifying for their consulting activities. Seminars and conferences also offer them a platform for exchange. Here you will find current information on the conference, qualification seminars and the Forum Inclusive HEI. Read more ...

Tasks and work of the IBS

In this video, the Information and Advice Center for Studies and Disability presents itself in German sign language.

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Tips and information

The newsletter "Tips and Information" is sent out monthly. It informs briefly and concisely about current and relevant information on the topic of "Studies and Disability" from HEIs, STWs, politics, media and announces events. Read more ...

Everyday student life

Students can only concentrate on their studies if everyday student life runs smoothly. This is especially true for students with disabilities, who often have to organize much more than their fellow students without disabilities. Read more...

Study abroad

Experience abroad and qualified language skills are now required by many employers when hiring university graduates, in any case they increase the chances of employment. Therefore, students with disabilities and chronic illnesses should also take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. Read more...

Job and career

The end of your studies is in sight. How do you go on? Who advises? Who provides support? In preparation for starting a career, prospective academics with impairments have some additional questions to answer. Read more...

Representatives and advisors of the HEIs and STWs

Almost all HEIs and many STWs have advisors for students and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. They provide advice on all questions concerning studying with disabilities. Read more ...

Studying with a disability - do I belong?

Prospective students and students with impairments as well as representatives, advisors of students with impairments will find extensive information on the IBS website. This page serves as a quick orientation. Read more ...

Financing

How do I cover the costs of studying and living? - For impaired students, there are often additional questions to address. Read more...

Application and admission

Impairments can significantly limit the choice of study location and subject. Disadvantages often arise during the school years. With the help of various special applications, disadvantages or hardships for impaired prospective students can be compensated for in the admission process. Read more...

Study and examination

Studying is generally possible for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses at all HEIs. Reasonable accommodation, which takes into account the individual needs of the students, should ensure equal opportunity study conditions. Read more...

Law, policy and data

By ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), Germany has committed itself to comprehensively realizing the participation of persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses. This continues the paradigm shift already initiated several years ago: away from welfare - towards genuine participation. Read more...

Studying with disabilities – Information and advice center

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