Students with DisabilitiesDavid Wackerbauer
Studies at RWTH Aachen should be unrestricted for every person. The university is particularly responsive to the special needs of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. From accessible access to lecture halls and institutions to relaxation rooms and competent, individual advising.
Our first Annual Report is available for download!
On January 1, 2016, RWTH Aachen introduced the Officers for the Concerns of Disabled and Chronically Ill Students. They will assume the work of the former representative for disabled and chronically ill students and the Concerns for Students with Disabilities.
You want to know, how you can use the relaxation room at RWTH Aachen? Are you looking for people, who can help you with everyday life at the university? Do you need more information about BAFöG, scholarships, and assessment accomodations?
The Officers for the Concerns of Disabled and Chronically Ill Students can help you further. Here you will also receive your access authorization to the relaxation room as well as keys to the lockers.
During lecture-free periods, we can always be reached and talked to personally during our open hours taking place every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm. We also offer individual appointments upon request. You can find further information by clicking in the upper right corner of the contact box.
If you would like to participate in athletics at the university, please contact the contact person for integrative sports. Caterina Clemens at the University Sports Center will help you to find a suitable activity. Christian Kirch, with the Sportreferat, is your contact for disabled sports..
- Compensation for disadvantages
- Accessible Housing
- Application for a pass for the disabled
- Exemption from the mobility fee
- Application for parking permits
- Search for support groups
- Building accessibility
- Application for aids
- Search for assistants
- Disabled sports
- Funding opportunities during studies
We view it as our responsibility to cultivate contact with the responsible institutions within and outside of RWTH and to create a close communication network. Contact with students, who lay out their problems to us, helps us, because we can incorporate these problems into goals.
Officers for the Concerns of Disabled and Chronically Ill Students
Assistant for Everyday University Life
RWTH Aachen has student aids available to help students with disabilities and chronic illnesses with everyday university life. They are primarily available for the following tasks: drawing up lecture notes and copies, reading aloud, research, orientation help, copying, scanning, help transporting objects, accompanying to the university and back within Aachen, accompanying on errands that directly have to do with studies, support in the relaxation room or in study rooms, and accompanying to desired locations at the university and within and through the libraries.
RWTH Aachen From Another Perspective (de)
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Information about studies at RWTH Aachen for students with disabilities or chronic illness
- Overview of Handicap Parking Spots at RWTH Aachen (de) (pdf: 45 kb)
- Free Bus Transit Service (de) (pdf: 1488 kb)
- Socially engaged with Help e.V.
- Hilfsmittelbörse (Support Aid Bank)
- National Paralympic Committee Germany
- Landschaftsverband Rheinland
- Integration Offices
- German Statutory Pension Insurance
- Job Openings for Graduates with Disabilities
- Center for Mental Health for Students
- kombabb-Kompetenzzentrum NRW (de)
- kombabb-Internetportal (de)
- Studieren im Ausland mit Behinderung (de)