Studying inclusively

Studying with limitations

With its multi-professional team, the Advising and financing departmentcounseling center offers students with chronic illnesses or disabilities orientation and support in their daily study life.

For 16% of students (DSW, 22nd social survey), studying is made more difficult by a long-term or permanent illness.These include:

  • mobility, vision, hearing and speech impairments
  • chronic illnesses (such as rheumatism, diabetes, Crohn's disease)
  • mental illnesses (such as depression, eating disorders)
  • dyslexia or other learning disabilities
  • autism and AD(H)D

Not all of these limitations are immediately visible.

Our team will help you with the following questions:

  • What financial support options are available to me?
  • What social benefits can I apply for?
  • How can I cope with my everyday student life despite my disability?
  • Am I eligible for compensation for disadvantages? What do I need to consider when applying? Who can help me?
  • What can I do if I am currently under a lot of stress due to my illness or other personal difficulties?

We provide orientation and may help you in establishing contacts to further positions at and outside of universities, if necessary.

Access information for on-site consultations: 

The social and financial advisory service is located at the Beratungszentrum (Advising Centre) on the ground floor of the Hörsaalzentrum (lecture hall center) on Campus Westend of Goethe University.

You can find the psychosocial counselling service at the Service Center, which is located at the ground floor of the SKW-building on Campus Westend.

All our offices are accessible by wheelchair. We also offer video and telephone consultations.

Detailed information on this topic can be found on the website of the German Student Union: