Many students have a disability or chronic illness - physical or psychological - which can lead to additional burdens. To ensure that they still have equal opportunities to complete their studies and examinations, they can apply for compensation for disadvantages, which grants them the right to pre-book courses or time extension of examinations, for example.
However, many of those affected would prefer to complete their studies in the normal way. They often find it difficult to disclose themselves to others. Nevertheless, difficult situations can arise during the course of their studies that could have been avoided if they had received support at an early stage.
Take advantage of our confidential advice
We would therefore like to offer students with health impairments due to disabilities and/or chronic illnesses the opportunity to take advantage of our confidential advice as early as possible. We would like to support you individually in finding the right paths and help for you. This often involves obtaining compensation for disadvantages, but other options are also possible.
In order to receive disadvantage compensation in the beginning or during your studies please contact
- the Counseling Center For Students with Disabilities and with Chronic Illnesses (webpage in German) and
- your Office Of Academic Affairs for Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, or Pharmacy.
Compensations can include entitlement to pre-booking of courses with limited numbers of places and compensations regarding course participation and exams.