In order to enable students with disabilities and chronic illnesses to study with equal opportunities, various measures can be applied for, for example in the form of compensation for disadvantages or a leave of absence.
It is also possible that your disability or chronic illness affects your studies in general. On the one hand, the requirements of your degree program including the examination conditions must be considered and, on the other hand, the effects of a disability or chronic illness are very individual. That is why we recommend to get in touch with the contact person at your or school.
Compensation for disadvantages in studies are measures that compensate for handicap-related difficulties in the course of studies and during exams. The compensation of disadvantages is always designed individually and depending on the situation. It depends, among other things, on the effects of the impairment and the respective course of study. Compensating for disadvantages is no relief either. The performance goals of the study and examination regulations are retained.
Students are entitled to compensation for disadvantages, if one does have an impairment which impacts negatively on their studies and can be compensated, but not necessarily in the form one wishes for.