Students with a disability or chronic illness

The commissioner for students with disabilities advises students and prospective students with disabilities or chronic illnesses on all questions ranging from accessibility to study organization.

Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

If you have any questions about disabled access or the formal aspects of studying at the University of Stuttgart, you can contact the commissioner for students with disabilities at an any time. They will help and support you with any disability-related issues:

  • We are happy to advise applicants with a disability or chronic illness about making special requests in their application for the first semester [de] and about disability-specific aspects of the chosen study program.
  • Students at the University of Stuttgart find advise and support on topics such as disadvantage compensation for academic and exam performance, disability access and support available to help you with everyday student life.
  • Lecturers, members of the examinations committee and advisors can get advise on the topic of “studying with a disability” on the website for employees (only in German).

Private counseling

Counseling is voluntary, confidential, impartial, and person-centered. The focus is on your questions and needs. It is available to you throughout your study sequence and possibly even before you start studying at the University of Stuttgart.

The Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses provides one-on-one counseling – in person, by phone, or by email. She will be happy to hold cooperative counseling sessions by bringing in partners from other counseling services or from your subject area, with your agreement and if it benefits the counseling process or your studies.

Appointments are available by prior arrangement only, so please email or call to set up a meeting. You will find the contact details at the bottom of this page.

Directions to the House of Students

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  • S-Bahn: lines S1, S2 or S3, get off at stop "Universität". Please take the exit to "Universitätszentrum".
  • Bus: lines 82, 84, 92, get off at stop "Universität" as well.

Exit the autobahn A8 (Munich – Karlsruhe) at the junction "Stuttgart-Vaihingen" towards "Stuttgart". The second exit "Universität" directly leads to the campus. Follow the roadsigns until you reach "Pfaffenwaldring".

Further advisory services at the University of Stuttgart

As coordinator and part of the University of Stuttgart’s counseling network, the Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses works closely with other advisory services, such as University Student Counseling, academic advisors, peer study guides, the teaching ombudswoman and Stuttgart Student Services.

The Student Counselling Center (ZSB) works closely with the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities at the University of Stuttgart on disability-related topics and issues, offering support on:

  • Study planning,
  • Formal matters, such as examination deadlines,
  • Any other issues related to applying to university or studying in general.

The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart offers additional advisory services for studying at university. Alongside general matters, they also advise on disability-specific issues, such as

  • Accommodation with disability access
  • Financial matters
  • Reimbursement
  • Legal matters.

Die information center at the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) for disabled students also provides information on various topics, such as

  • Applications and admissions
  • Financial matters
  • Examinations
  • Studying abroad
  • Starting a career.
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Dipl.-Ing.agr., M.Sc.

Sigrid Eicken

Commissioner for students with disabilities

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Dipl.-Päd.

Jeannette von Wolff

Deputy to Commissioner for students with disabilities