Careers and Courses of Study without Barriers – Welcome to the University!


Being active in your studies and career with a health impairment harbours many challenges for everyone involved. Goethe University has firmly anchored the key objective of inclusion in action plans and strategies and supports you in many areas. Numerous stakeholders are working towards its realisation. 

Goethe University is committed to the equal participation of people with and without health impairments (physical or mental illness, disability) and has set out to become an inclusive university. Here you can find out what support options are available if an impairment affects your work situation and receive information on implementing accessibility and inclusion - also in view of the university's current regulations and goals.

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 does Frankfurt/M. have to offer as a location of study? What about Goethe University's progress towards an accessible architecture? Which support options are available locally? 

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?

Good Work at Goethe University

How do impairments affect the way we work at and for our university? What kind of support is offered to staff and faculty members with health issues? How can I implement the principles of accessible teaching? Initial advice here.


Advice and Support for Students with Health Issues
Beratung für Studierende mit Beeinträchtigung

Arrange an appointment online 

Studying with health issues

What kind of problems are addressed? Does this concern me personally? Will I find information and support to improve my situation here? On interests and terminologies.

Stronger with peer support

Contacts for Internationals

Try joining the Internationaler Studientreff or the Buddy Program with our International Office.

This English Version is intended to support our international audience. In cases of doubt, please consult the German original pages. For corrections and comments, please contact Christoph Trüper.