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Information and consulting services
for prospective students and students with chronic illness/disability/impairment in Hamburg

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, counseling and support needs. We recommend that you make use of the following services at an early stage.

Offers of the University of Hamburg
(at the CampusCenter)
Offers of the University of Hamburg

Offers of the University of Hamburg
(at the CampusCenter)
Offers of the University of Hamburg

Office for the concerns of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses

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:

  • Compensation for disadvantages and hardship regulations for applicants for studies
  • Options for an individual adaptation or design of the course of studies as well as of study and examination conditions through compensation for disadvantages
  • Possibilities for action in the event of disability or illness-related problems during studies
  • specific service offers in the university area

On request and by appointment, interpreters, handwriting mediators or other communication aids can be used during discussions.

 

Contact
Dr. Maike Gattermann-Kasper
Alsterterrasse 1, (Room 301, CampusCenter)
20354 Hamburg
uni-hamburg.de/behinderung

Phone
 +49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 37 64

E-mail
maike.gattermann-kasper@uni-hamburg.de

HOPES – Help and orientation for mentally ill students

HOPES is a service offered by the Central Academic Advising and Psychological Counseling Service (ZSPB) to provide concrete study support for students with mental illnesses at the University of Hamburg who want and 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 counseling and outpatient psychotherapeutic or psychiatric treatment. There is a semester-long group offering as well as individual counseling.

 

HOPES is offered by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Social Psychiatric Psychosis Outpatient Clinic of the UKE, the University's Disability Officer, the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, the Hamburg Employment Agency and the Hamburg Vocational Training Center (BTZ).

 

Contact
Anja Rieth, Dipl.-Psych.
Alsterterrasse 1, Room 401 (CampusCenter)
20354 Hamburg
uni-hamburg.de/campuscenter

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 62 82

E-mail
HOPES@uni-hamburg.de

Website
Hilfe und Orientierung für psychisch erkrankte Studierende (HOPES) : Studium : Universität Hamburg (uni-hamburg.de)

Contact person for students with chronic illness/disability/impairment at the Central Student Advisory Service and Psychological Counseling (ZSPB)

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.

Address
Alsterterrasse 1 (CampusCenter)
20354 Hamburg

Website
Zentrale Studienberatung : Studium : Universität Hamburg (uni-hamburg.de)

Offers of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI  Studying with Chronic Illness/Disability/Affection

The 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. We often advise on ways of organizing studies (e.g. reduction of workload, interruption of studies, re-entry) in connection with financial security through social benefits, benefits as well as financing of personal and technical support in studies and everyday life.

Individual counseling takes place in a protected and confidential (digital) setting. Anonymous counseling is possible. The counselors are bound to secrecy. The counseling is free of charge. On request and by appointment, interpreters, handwriting mediators or other communication aids can be used during discussions.

 

Contact
Boris Gayer 
Grindelallee 9 (3rd floor)
20146 Hamburg
Studying with chronic illness/disability/impairment

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 19 02 - 111

E-mail
boris.gayer@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de

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.

Contact
Deutsches Studentenwerk e.V. (DSW)
Monbijouplatz 11
10178 Berlin
studentenwerke.de/behinderung

Phone
 +49 / 30 / 29 77 27 - 64

E-mail
studium-behinderung@studentenwerke.de

Disability officers of the Hamburg universities and other specific counseling services of the Hamburg universities
Disability officers of the Hamburg universities and other specific counseling services of the Hamburg universities

Disability officers of the Hamburg universities and other specific counseling services of the Hamburg universities
Disability officers of the Hamburg universities and other specific counseling services of the Hamburg universities

Hamburg University

Contact
Dr. Maike Gattermann-Kasper

Address
Alsterterrasse 1, Room 301 (CampusCenter)
20354 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 38 - 37 64

E-mail
maike.gattermann-kasper@uni-hamburg.de

Deputy
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Hänel-Faulhaber

Address
Sedanstr. 19, 20146 Hamburg

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)

Contact
Prof. Dr. Dieter Röh
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Social Work
haw-hamburg.de/Inklusion

Address
Alexanderstraße 1
20099 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 75 - 71 13

E-Mail
dieter.roeh@haw-hamburg.de

Research assistant to the representative for the disabled at HAW Hamburg

Contact
Meike Butenob
Counseling and projects for the needs of students with health impairments
haw-hamburg.de/inclusion

Address
Alexanderstraße 1, Room 4.10
20099 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 75 - 72 20

E-mail
meike.butenob@haw-hamburg.de

Contact person for chronically ill/disabled/impaired prospective students and students at the Central Student Advisory Service of HAW Hamburg

Contact
Katrin Schumann, Dipl.-Psych.
haw-hamburg.de/inclusion

Address
Stiftstraße 69, entrance G, room 134
20099 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 75 - 91 15

E-Mail
katrin.schumann@haw-hamburg.de

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kreutzfeldt
TUHH – Startpage

Address
Theodor-York-Straße 8
21079 Hamburg 

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 78 - 48 59

E-mail
Jochen.Kreutzfeldt@tuhh.de

Website
TUHH – Studium – Ansprech­partner – Studienberatung – Studium mit Beeinträchtigung

HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)

Contact
Udo Freier, Dipl.-Ing.

Address
Überseeallee 16, Raum 3004
20457 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 4 28 27 - 53 11

E-Mail
udo.freier@hcu-hamburg.de

Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (HfMT)

Contact
Prof. Hans-Georg Spiegel

Address
Harvestehuder Weg 12 
20148 Hamburg

Phone
+49 177 4609071

E-Mail
hans.georg.spiegel@hfmt-hamburg.de

Office hours
by appointment

Website
Gremien und Beratungsangebote: HfMT Hamburg (hfmt-hamburg.de)

 

University of Fine Arts (HFBK)

Contact
Frank Richters

Address
Visitor address: Wartenau 15, room 01, ground floor
22089 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 42 89 89 - 269

E-mail
frank.richters@hfbk.hamburg.de

 

Contact
Christoph König

Address
Visitor address: Wartenau 15, room 01, Eground floor
22089 Hamburg

Phone
+49/40/42 89 89 - 335

E-mail
christoph.koenig@hfbk.hamburg.de

Website
HFBK: Beauftragte für Studierenden mit Beeinträchtigungen (hfbk-hamburg.de)

Bucerius Law School (BLS)

Contact
Alexandra Malcha

Address
Jungiusstr. 6
20355 Hamburg

Phone
+49 / 40 / 3 07 06 - 1 02

E-Mail
alexandra.malcha@law-school.de

More offers in Hamburg

The Hamburg Employment Agency
Pre-employment career counseling for graduate and undergraduate students

Contact
Helmut Suchrow, Ramona Gegg
Bundesagentur für Arbeit

Address
Norderstrasse 105
20097 Hamburg

Phone
+49 800 4 5555 00
Telephone consultation on Thursdays from 16:00 - 18:00 with personal extension: 040 2485-2370 

E-mail
Hamburg.Berufsberatung@arbeitsagentur.de

Website
Berufsberatung Studierende - Agentur für Arbeit Hamburg (arbeitsagentur.de)

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).

Student offers
Student offers

Student offers
Student offers

RBCS - Department for disabled and chronically ill students AStA of the University of Hamburg

Address
Von-Melle-Park 5
20146 Hamburg
Website

Phone
+49 / 40 / 45 02 04 - 34

E-Mail
rbcs@asta.uni-hamburg.de

IDEAS HAMBURG - Interessengemeinschaft der Deaf Studierenden

AStA of HAW Hamburg Counseling and Information Center

Address
Lübeckertordamm 2-4
20099 Hamburg
asta.haw-hamburg.de

Phone
+49 / 40 / 2 84 64 56 - 70

Peer-to-peer - counseling, accompaniment and dialogue evenings

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.

This overview was created in cooperation with Studierendenwerk Hamburg, Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs – BeSI and University of Hamburg, Office for the Affairs of Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illness.