Students with health-related issues can experience particular challenges during their studies.
In the 21st Student Survey, conducted in 2017 by the Deutsches Studentenwerk, 15 per cent of Hamburg students stated that their studies were made more difficult by long-term physical, psychological or sensory impairments. These included dyslexia, depression, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress, Crohn's disease, autism spectrum disorder, visual and hearing impairments, anxiety disorders, mobility impairments, eating disorders, epilepsy and diabetes.
We work together with you to identify indvidualised solutions to the challenges you are facing. Do you have questions or input, or are you having difficulties? Then please feel free to contact us.
Meike Butenob, who has a Diplom in Social Education and a Diplom in Sports Science, is the academic staff member in the office of the representative for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. She provides advising services related to studying with a disability or chronic illness. Common topics of consultation include:
- Applications, admissions and hardship cases
- The adjustment of study and exam conditions
- Compensation for disadvantages in exams
- Individual extensions for full- or part-time studies
- Leave of absence and returning to studies during phases of illness
- Student financial assistance
- Study aids (personal and technical support)
Katrin Schumann is a psychologist and the contact person in the Student Counselling Office for students and prospective students with health-related impairments:
- Student counselling
- Psychological counselling
- Individual support during your studies
Prof. Dr. Dieter Röh, Professor of Social Work, is the formal representative for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Prof. Dr. Röh represents the interests of students and prospective students with health-related impairments both within and outside of the university.