Disability-related additional needs
We advise and support you when it comes to the assumption of costs for so-called disability-related additional needs in studies, i.e. in particular the application for technical aids, communication and study assistance or mobility aids.
The costs of such equipment are usually covered by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR) as the provider of supra-local social assistance. When applying, it is often a matter of specifying the need with regard to the requirements of the studies. If necessary, we will provide a written statement or make personal contact with the office handling the application. Further information can be found here:
Info pages of the LVR
The BAföG provides for exceptions to certain requirements for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. This applies, for example, to exceeding the age limit at the commencement of studies, to funding outside the standard time to degree and to repayment modalities. More detailed information can be found here:
Info pages of the German Student Union
Scholarships specifically for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses are few and far between. Nevertheless, you should not disregard the general possibility of applying for a scholarship. For more information, research tips, and a database of scholarship providers, click here:
Funding Opportunities - HN Overview Page.
Scholarship Info Page of the German Student Union