Financial and other support/ Career ideas for students with health issues
What are the prospects for people with disabilities who study (or studied) at a university? What's next – especially if financial problems occur or organising your daily life turns out to be difficult? This page provides a collection of tips and sources to support your reflections on your studies and prospects after graduation.
Primarily financial support
In addition, we advise you to consider the funding programs of the different Begabtenförderungswerke. Their funding policies take health-related needs into account in a variety of ways, depending on the organisation. (A Begabtenförderungswerk is an organisation dedicated to promoting particularly gifted people, Begabte)
If you plan your stay abroad, or as an international student with disabilities/ health issues in Germany, consider the international Inclusive Mobility website as a resource in your independent research.
The foundation's stated mission is to provide financial support for children in need and people with disabilities, regarding a) subsistence costs b) /university) education and training c) acquisition of medical equipment and funding for therapies. Gisela Sdorra-Stiftung, Contact: Herr Karl-Heinz Pitzal
Goldfinkenweg 43, 14195 Berlin
Telefon: 030/ 89730307 – Fax: 030/ 89730308
And, last but not least: the Deutschlandstipendium at Goethe-University.
Read reports on studying with health issues at Goethe-University on the pages concerning modified conditions (accommodations) in exams.
...and future avenues?
Your persons to contact
The Repressentative for Inclusion
Beauftragte für Studierende mit Behinderungen / chron. Erkrankungen
Multi-national perspectives on what disability is
What kinds of concerns are addressed? Does this concern me personally? What can be implied by defining something as a disability? Multi-national definitions and practical concerns surrounding the concept of disability.