Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

The Commissioner assists students with disabilities or chronic illnesses in addressing disability-related problems.

Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

As the Commissioner for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses, I support and advise current as well as prospective students regarding all disability-related questions. This may involve questions of accessibility, of study organization or of the formal aspects of studying (e.g., accommodation during test taking, adaptations to course environments, and deadline extensions).

My mission, as stated in Section 20 of the University of Stuttgart's basic constitution [de] among others consists of extending accommodation during the admissions process, in study design and in test-taking. In addition, I work to ensure your equal participation in the university sphere so that you can take advantage of all the University has to offer as independently as possible.

I also welcome inquiries from other advisors, teachers, proctors and examination committees and am ready to be a resource for them on all questions relating to disability-related subjects.

As coordinator and part of the University of Stuttgart’s counseling network, I work closely with other advisory services, such as University Student Counseling, academic advisors, peer study guides, the teaching ombudswoman and Stuttgart Student Services.

On our website, prospective and current students can find more detailed information on

  • compensation of disadvantages in the application process and studies
  • technical and organizational assistance
  • other links about studies and disability and the subject of career and disability

Counseling and assistance for student with disabilities at the University of Stuttgart

Counseling concept and work approach

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. I am ready to provide one-on-one counseling – in person, by phone, or by email. I 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 me in the House of Students, Pfaffenwaldring 5c, 70569 Stuttgart.

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".


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Dipl.-Ing.agr., M.Sc.

Sigrid Eicken

Commissioner for students with disabilities


Jeannette von Wolff

Deputy to Commissioner for students with disabilities