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Studying with disabilities and chronic illnesses

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Information about the winter semester 2020/2021

Digital Semester:

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.

Examinations:

Important current information on exams, final thesis, deadlines etc. can be found on the page Information for winter semester 2020/2021. Basic information about your study and examination regulations and your examination team can be found on the website of Team I B - Examination Office.

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? On our page "Änderung der Prüfungsform" the application procedure for changing the type of examination in summer semester 2020 and winter semester 20/21 is explained.

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 40 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.

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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.    

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