You are a student at Goethe University living with a health impairment – a chronic (mental, physical) issue, a disability? Or you are interested in studying at our university and want to know whether this decision is right for you in your personal situation?
In these pages, we offer a wide range of information on studying with a health impairment. This includes:
These resources are intended to help you conduct your studies successfully with self-confidence and self-determination all the way through to graduation.
We are well aware that studying with a health impairment poses additional challenges – for all concerned, including the university itself. At the same time, it also represents an important opportunity to discover new options and spheres of action beyond the impairment.
Goethe University has begun its evolution toward becoming an inclusive university. In August 2020, its Action Plan on Inclusion was put into effect. (Read the announcement in German here.)
We would like to support the development of your talents – unimpaired, and without limits.
Decision to Study and Application
Which aspects of my situation should influence my choice of studies? What should candidates with health issues consider in their application for a study programme?
Studying and Living in Frankfurt
What assets and challenges does Frankfurt/Main have to offer as a location of study for persons with health issues? How about accessibility? What support options are available in Frankfurt?
Support for Students
What general conditions and support strategies may I expect during my studies? Which rules and regulations apply? Can I get personal assistance – and how?
Accessible buildings and facilities are fundamental to an inclusive university. For issues relating to architecture and technology, please contact the Representative for Inclusion in charge.
Advice and Support for Students with Health Issues
Beratung für Studierende mit Beeinträchtigung
60323 Frankfurt am Main
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