Counseling offers for students with disabilities

Counseling for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the social counseling office

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The counseling office of the Studentwerk will gladly help you with your questions. It is a member the IGB-network and because of that, it can fall back on experience and knowledge when it comes to combining disabilities and studying.

It is not always easy for students with handicaps to handle their studies, be it because of limitations due to chronic illnesses or because of disabilities. In such cases, the counseling office wants to be your point of contact.

Disadvantage compensation

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You should be well informed about your rights even before you begin your studies. This concerns different disadvantage compensations; i.e. when applying at a university or during your studies.

  • Application

    You can already receive special considerations when first applying at a university. For example, you can receive special consideration when applying to the ZVS when it comes to the university or waiting time if hardships due to disabilities arise for the applicant.

  • During your Studies

    During your studies, it is possible to receive disadvantage compensations due to disabilities within the study and exam regulations.
    In those cases, a timely notification naming the limitations due to illnesses and contacting the respective examination board are important.

Financial counseling in regards to your studies

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The counseling office can offer help in regards to the following topics:

  • Advice concerning the additional demands because of disabilities
    Counseling office, point of contact: Sandra Simond
  • Advice on special support options in cooperation with our BAföG-Amt


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For certain disabilities, it is necessary to move into a handicapped accessible apartment. Below, you can see the possible dorms of the Studentenwerk Dresden:

If you have any questions about a fitting dorm, you can contact the division Housing. Your contact: Mrs. Effner


Not all canteens can be accessed without problems yet. In those cases, the canteen employees will help you. Handicapped accessible entries can be found in the following canteens:

You can find a list of all the canteens on the overview

canteens and cafeterias in Dresden, Tharandt, Görlitz and Zittau

The offers for allergic persons are constantly being improved and possible allergens are – as much as it can be influenced by the catering service – avoided. Allergenic additives are already listed in all canteens. Concerned persons can receive further information regarding the meals from the canteen personnel.

Menu of the canteens of the Studentenwerk Dresden

Further contacts

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Appointee for people with disabilities of the universities

Technische Universität Dresden
Commissioners for Students with Disabilities & Chronic Illnesses

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt und Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weber

Tel.: +49 351 463-42022
Fax: +49 351 463 - 42021​
Website of BFSB

Further go to the websites of the universities

ICommunity of interest Studying and Disabilities of the TU Dresden

Information and counseling office Studying and Disabilities of the German Studentenwerk (DSW)

Counseling for disabled and chronically ill students of the student council of the TU Dresden (Stura Beratung)