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Barrier-Free Education

The Technical University of Munich strives to ensure that students with disabilities and chronic illnesses have equal and independent access to a university education and student life. The office for current and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses offers support and advice on a wide range of matters such as examination procedures, disability accommodations, applying for electronic learning aids and much more.

Regrettably, studying with a disability or chronic illness is still not a matter of course.  Though universities have taken some steps in the area of accessibility, affected students still face a host of barriers on the way to obtaining a degree, not to mention the additional burdens a disability or chronic illness places on the individual student. The challenges are as varied as the disabilities, whether a psychological illness, chronic somatic disorder, dysfunction or visual, hearing or mobility impairments.

Information for Prospective and Current Students

  • Contacts within the departments for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses
    Each deaprtment has a point of contact responsible for handling the academic affairs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Please see this list of the respective contacts within each of TUM’s 13 schools and colleges.
  • "Studying with Disabilities" Brochure
    The Office for Studying with Disabilities of the German National Association for Student Affairs publishes a brochure providing tips and information for prospective and current students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. More
  • Financial Aid
    Students with severe disabilities and chronic illnesses can apply for an exemption from tuition fees. Affected students may also apply to the TUM for a disability grant. More
  • Hardship Guidelines for Prospective Students
    Prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses may request that their personal situation be taken into consideration when applying for admission to TUM. More
  • Links and Addresses
    Various offices provide advice and support for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. We have assembled a list of some of the important contacts. More
  • Accommodating Disabilities During Examinations
    TUM takes into account the type and extent of a student's disability during examinations. The complete guidelines are available here.
  • ID Card for the Severely Disabled
    Students in possession of an ID card for severely disabled persons can claim a variety of rights and benefits related to mobility, housing, communication, taxes, occupation and other areas. More

Contact

Student Service Center - Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Mr Alain M.G. Kathola

Appointments under Tel.: +49.89.289.22737
Fax: +49.89.289.22735
E-Mail: Handicap@zv.tum.de

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Contact

Student Service Center - Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Mr Alain M.G. Kathola

Appointments under Tel.: +49.89.289.22737
Fax: +49.89.289.22735
E-Mail: Handicap@zv.tum.de

More