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Studying with disabilities and chronic illnesses

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Risk group - long-term symptoms after a COVID-19 infection - exams in presence or online:

Do you belong to the risk group or are you in contact with other people who, according to the RKI, belong to the risk group? Or do you have medical reasons that exempt you from wearing a mask? On our page "Modifying examination formats" the application procedure for changing the type of examination is explained.

We also could give you advice on modifying study and examination conditions if you are experiencing long-term symptoms after a COVID-19 infection.

If you have any problems with the digital courses and/or need support communicating with the responsible lecturers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our advising service

We inform, advise and support prospective students, applicants and students with long-term or permanent impairments or illnesses.

Working with you in a confidential setting, we consider your individual situation, find solutions and discuss further steps.

We can be contacted by emailbarrierefrei@tu-berlin.de. We can also arrange a phone or video chat appointment if needed. Please include your phone number and when we can reach you best when requesting an appointment.

Studying with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses

Around 11% of all students in Germany [best2] have impairments and it is often not easy to talk about your own impairment and confide in others. Some students choose not to make use of their legal right to academic adjustment (see Section 67 AllgStuPO) for personal reasons, such as fear of discrimination, thus jeopardizing a successful outcome to their studies. Difficulties while studying due to impairments can, however, be avoided through various support options.

Wordcloud with impairments as examples

Most chronic illnesses are not visible. Health impairments include mobility, hearing, speech and visual impairments, mental and chronic illnesses as well as partial performance and autism spectrum disorders. In cases of discrimination or regarding questions about the protection against discrimination please contact the advising services via the following link.


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