Health handycaps

Consulting on study with health handicaps

Opportunities to compensate for the disadvantages of an illness, chronic illness or disability.

Illness and study

In the course of studies, a compensation for disadvantages can be claimed for a temporary illness, if the completion of study and examination achievements is only possible to a limited extent. The illness must be proven by a medical certificate.

In BAföG, compensation for disadvantages is possible for a serious illness that leads to a limited ability to study and results in a delay of the studies (funding over the maximum funding period). In BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations for a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months. Detailed information on a temporary illness during your studies and BAföG will be provided in a personal consultation. Introductory Information Info Sheet Illness.

Chronic illness and study

The special needs of students with a chronic illness are addressed in the course of studies by means of various disadvantage compensations. The counselling offers an overview of the possibilities. Contact person at the university is the representative for diversity at the EUF.

In BAföG, compensation for disadvantages is possible for a chronic illness that leads to a limited ability to study and results in a delay in studies (support beyond the maximum period of support). In BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations for a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months.

Detailed information on studying with a chronic illness and BAföG can be obtained in a personal consultation. Introductory information on a chronic illness Info Sheet illness.

Studying with a disability

The study programme addresses the special needs of students with a recognised disability. Depending on the specific limitations, the requirements can be modified in everyday study and for examinations. Depending on the type of health restriction, it must be clarified in each specific case which modification is appropriate. The consultation offers an overview of the possibilities.

Contact person at the university is the representative for diversity at the EUF.

BAföG provides various possibilities to compensate for the disadvantages of a recognised disability (e.g. allowances from income, support beyond the maximum period of support, …). In BAföG, it is essential to observe the regulations for a complete inability to study for longer than 3 months.

Detailed information on studying with a disability and BAföG is available in a personal consultation. Introductory Information Info Sheet Disability.

The consultations are subject to confidentiality and can be conducted anonymously.

The consultations are introductory information and do not replace legal advice from a lawyer. Use the open office hours for a personal consultation StuBS consulting offer.

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