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Advice and information before starting studies
Studying opens up many doors for students with disabilities in particular. The start of their studies is therefore an exciting and important step into a new phase of their lives. A warm welcome!
However, a successful entry into the academic world is a particular challenge for students with disabilities: In order to find their way in the new living and learning environment of the university, they often have a greater need for organization and preparation time in advance and require advice that specifically supports their entry into studies.
The following applies: The earlier, the better! If it is recognized early on what a student with an impairment needs and where it could be difficult, it is easier to find suitable assistance and initiate measures so that problems do not occur in the first place.
Therefore, the Service Center Studies and Disability of the University of Kassel offers a preliminary consultation in three variants for people with impairments:
- Prospective students with health impairments can receive advice in individual discussions about the opportunities and problems of studying in view of their personal life situation.
- Groups from schools and educational institutions can meet with their teachers to find out about the prospects of studying with a disability.
- Likewise, teachers can send non-binding and confidential inquiries to the university on behalf of their students.
Please feel free to contact us: Contact persons
Study place application in case of health restrictions
Applicants with health restrictions do not automatically receive a place on the desired admission-restricted course of study: even a serious health restriction does not automatically provide "free choice" in the search for a place. However, in certain cases, health-impaired applicants can claim difficulties due to their life situation or hurdles in their previous educational path, so that the path to a study place is made easier.
Barrier free living
The Studierendenwerk residence halls have several accessible dorm spaces.
- To apply for a barrier-free dormitory place, please contact: https://www.studierendenwerk-kassel.de/wohnen/.
- You can also apply for a publicly subsidized barrier-free apartment in Kassel if you have a Wohnberechtigungsschein from the city. All citizens with a low income can obtain such a Wohnberechtigungsschein. Further information about the Wohnberechtigungsschein:
- Application for obtaining a Wohnberechtigungsschein:
- Please also check if you are eligible to apply for housing allowance.
More information on housing allowance:
- To apply for funds for a conversion or to purchase aids, please contact the EUTB (Ergänzende unabhängige Teilhabeberatung) of SLiN e. v. at: http://www.slin-ev.de/beratung.html