Prospective students and students with chronic illnesses/disabilities/impairments generally find considerably better framework conditions today than they did a few years ago. However, compared to other students, they usually have many additional problems to solve and often have to compensate for structural deficits in higher education as well as overcome existing barriers. Prospective students and students with chronic illness/disabilities/impairments often have specific information, counselling and support needs. We recommend that you make use of the following services at an early stage.
The office is the university's central point of contact for prospective students, applicants and students with chronic illness/disability/impairment. We inform, advise and support you (especially through conversations, individual trial visits, statements, service offers and events) in matters related to your disability or illness.
Frequently requested counseling topics are:
On request and by appointment, interpreters, handwriting mediators or other communication aids can be used during discussions.
Dr. Maike Gattermann-Kasper
Alsterterrasse 1, (Room 301, CampusCenter)
+49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 37 64
HOPES is aimed at students who need practical help to successfully cope with study requirements after a severe mental crisis, often also after inpatient or day-care treatment. The offer is intended as a supplement to study counselling and outpatient psychotherapeutic or psychiatric treatment. I.e. individual counselling and the HOPES group do not replace psychiatric and/or psychotherapeutic treatment.
Dipl.-Psych. Franziska Wallburg
Dipl.-Psych. Fabian Sengebusch
Alsterterrasse 1, Room 413 resp. 401 (CampusCenter)
Support for students with mental illness (HOPES) : Studies : Universität Hamburg (uni-hamburg.de)
+49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 2543 resp. 6282
The Central Student Advisory Service and Psychological Counseling offers information, orientation and counseling for prospective students and students on the preparation, implementation and completion of a course of study at the University of Hamburg. Many students also experience difficult personal life phases or acute stress and crisis situations during their studies, which cannot always be overcome on their own.
Psychological psychotherapists with a variety of different psychotherapeutic orientations and methods work in the Central Student Advisory Service and Psychological Counseling. Due to their many years of employment at the university, they are particularly familiar with the problems of the student life situation as well as with all questions of general student counseling. Students can turn to us with all study-related difficulties and personal concerns that affect their studies.
Alsterterrasse 1 (CampusCenter)
Zentrale Studienberatung : Studium : Universität Hamburg (uni-hamburg.de)
Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI Studying with Chronic Illness/Disability/Affection
Our Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI supports students and prospective students with a chronic illness/disability/impairment in claiming specific benefits and compensation arrangements. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about how to organise your studies (e.g. reducing your workload, interrupting your studies, returning to your studies) in connection with financial security through social benefits, discounts and financing personal and technical support in your studies and everyday life.
We offer confidential counselling either in person at the counselling centre, by phone, video call or email. Counselling is free of charge and anonymous if you wish. We are bound by professional secrecy. By prior arrangement, interpreters, written interpreters, an FM system or other communication aids can be used during your counselling sessions.
Grindelallee 9 (3rd floor)
Studying with chronic illness/disability/impairment
+49 / 40 / 4 19 02 - 111
German Student Union (Deutsches Studentenwerk e. V.) (DSW) Information and Counseling Center Study and Disability (IBS)
The central information and counseling center Study and Disability of the German Student Union (Deutsches Studentenwerk) in Berlin complements the information and counseling services offered by the universities and the student unions. It publishes the comprehensive brochure "Studying and Disability", which provides information on many aspects of the topic "Studying with a Disability".
This brochure - along with other information for students and prospective students with disabilities and chronic illnesses - can be downloaded from the IBS website. It is also available at the Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI as well as at all other institutions mentioned in this information sheet. In addition, the IBS organizes an annual seminar on career entry for students with disabilities/chronic illness shortly before graduation.
Deutsches Studentenwerk e.V. (DSW)
+49 / 30 / 29 77 27 - 64
Dr. Maike Gattermann-Kasper
Alsterterrasse 1, Room 301 (CampusCenter)
+49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 37 64
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Hänel-Faulhaber
Sedanstr. 19, 20146 Hamburg
Counseling and projects for the needs of students with health impairments
Stiftstraße 69, Room 37
+49 / 40 / 4 28 75 - 72 20
Prof. Dr. Moritz Göldner
Representative for the Interests of Students with Impairment (tuhh.de)
Technische Universität Hamburg
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4 (Gebäude D)
+49 / 40 / 4 28 78 - 4777
Udo Freier, Dipl.-Ing.
Henning-Voscherau-Platz 1, Room 3 002a
+49 / 40 / 4 28 27 - 53 11
Prof. Hans-Georg Spiegel
Harvestehuder Weg 12
+49 177 4609071
Visitor address: Wartenau 15, room 210
+49 / 40 / 42 89 89 - 264
Visitor address: Wartenau 15, room 04a Wa
+49/40/42 89 89 - 270
+49 / 40 / 3 07 06 - 1 02
The Hamburg Employment Agency
Career counselling for students
Helmut Suchrow, Ramona Gegg
+49 800 4 5555 00
Telephone consultation on Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. with personal extension: 040 2485-2370
Study assistance to attend a university according to the Social Security Code
Ninth Book (SGB IX)
Within the framework of integration assistance according to SGB IX, students with disabilities can be granted benefits for disability-related study-related additional needs for attending a university (e.g. sign language interpreters, study assistants, travel expenses), which are not included in the general education support according to the Federal Education Assistance Act (BAföG).
Conditions and further information:
Prerequisite is that there is no other priority cost bearer. Responsible for the application and approval in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the "Fachamt Eingliederungshilfe.. More detailed information can be found in the BAGüS-Hochschulempfehlungen and in the "Study Assistance for Disabled Persons at Universities" instruction issued by the Hamburg Ministry of Social Affairs, Family, Health and Consumer Protection.
The counselling centre Sehen|Hören|Bewegen|Sprechen (Seeing|Hearing|Moving|Speaking) advises among other things on study aids and performs expert tasks for the social welfare agency (primarily for benefits of the integration assistance).
+49 / 40 / 2 84 64 56 - 70
Support from students for students.
This is the idea of Peer-to-peer.
Peer-to-peer is a project of the HAW's Representative for Students with Disabilities with the support of the HAW's AStA. The project is aimed at students with mental problems or illnesses who feel that their studies are impaired as a result of this.