Studying with a disability and/or chronic illness

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Students with disabilities or chronic illnesses often encounter difficulties at university. Many kinds of difficulties may be encountered. For example, it may be difficult to access rooms; time allotted for completing examinations may be too short; and it may be impossible or impracticable to carry out certain work steps.

Information for students with Autism

Useful tips and contacts to counselling centres that offer advice and support to students with autism before and during their studies.

During your studies

Exemption from the semester ticket

Who can be exempted?

Severely disabled students who are entitled to free transport in accordance with § 145 of the Ninth Book of the Social Code (SGB IX) and can prove that the entitlement to transport in accordance with SGB IX exists for the entire semester. Exemption from the semester ticket on the basis of a transport entitlement through a severely disabled person's ID card is handled by the Admissions Office.

Application for exemption or refund of the semester ticket
PDF, 82 KB

Accessibility at LUH

Action Plan Inclusion in Studies
PDF, 690 KB
Accessibility of the university buildings
PDF, 627 KB

Contact persons

In many situations it is helpful for students to get support and advice within the university and to exchange their experiences with other students affected.

You can find the most important contact persons of the university in the links below.

General Student’s Council (AStA) of Leibniz Universität Hannover

Questions concerning finance, social issues related to studying, Social Affairs Section, Disabilities Processing Office at AStA.

Tuition fees for long-term students

Waiver of tuition fees for long-term students if a disability prolongs the duration of study.

Studying barrier free

General information page (in German) with hints and tips on studying with a disability and/or illness.

Psychological Counselling for Students – ptb

Support and advice in individual sessions and group sessions for students with psychosocial problems.

 

Studentenwerk Hannover

Questions about finance and social issues related to studying.

Student guidance

Questions about organising your studies, examination situations, finance and social problems are addressed by the Representative for Students with Disabilities: Christiane Stolz.

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Porträt von Christiane Stolz Porträt von Christiane Stolz © Zentrale Studienberatung / LUH
Christiane Stolz
Representative for Students with Disabilities
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
Porträt von Christiane Stolz Porträt von Christiane Stolz © Zentrale Studienberatung / LUH
Christiane Stolz
Representative for Students with Disabilities
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room