Advising and contact information

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.

Contact people

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)

Office hours

To arrange an appointment, please contact me via email: meike.butenob (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de

Stiftstraße 69, ground floor, room 37.



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.

Contact information

Prof. Dr. Dieter Röh
Beauftragter für die Belange behinderter und chronisch kranker Studierender an der HAW Hamburg
HAW Hamburg
T +49 40 428 75-7113
dieter.roeh (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de
Bitte reservieren Sie einen Termin in EMIL (Sprechstunden Soziale Arbeit und BABE).
Meike Butenob
Beratung und Projekte für die Belange von Studierenden mit gesundheitlichen Beeinträchtigungen
Stiftstraße 69, Room 37
20099 Hamburg
T +49 40 428 75-7220
meike.butenob (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de
Katrin Schumann
Stiftstraße 69, Room 134
20099 Hamburg
T +49 40 428 75-9115
katrin.schumann (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de
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