Federal states at a glance

How do the federal states implement the right of students with impairments to participate in higher education on an equal basis with others? How do they promote the university's commitment? What networks exist at the state level? Here you will find an overview.

State legal regulations

Selected state legal regulations

  • Representative for students with disabilities
  • Compensation for disadvantages in studies and examinations
  • Long-term study fees/ hardship regulations

Inclusion in the instruments of higher education management of the federal states

Target and performance agreements between higher education institutions and the respective state ministry are a central instrument of higher education management. To date, they have been used to varying degrees to promote inclusive higher education. This page provides an overview. Current, publicly available target agreements were evaluated.

Action plans for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • List of the Action plans of the federal states, universities and student unions

Representatives and advisors for students with disabilities

Commitment of the federal states for an inclusive university


How many students have a disability or chronic illness. Who belongs to this group? How do their respective impairments affect their studies?


Legal basis

Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses often have to fight for disadvantage compensation and support. In this context, regulations under social law and higher education law are particularly relevant.