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Students with special needs

Are you affected by some sort of handicap or chronic illness? Then you are not alone with your needs. Approximately 11% of all students in Germany are affected by some sort of handicap or chronic illness.

Who does the term “student with special needs” apply to?

This term applies to a relatively wide range of people, including students with sensory handicaps, i.e. hearing and visual impairments, as well as students with a limited physical mobility, multiple scleorsis, epilepsy,  students with learning disabilities, i.e. dyslexia well, students with Asperger syndrom and those with chronic physical or mental illnesses.

Students with special needs are entitled to diverse forms of assistance to provide all the support they need to help them successfully complete a university degree.

Students may receive special support when taking exams like:

  • additional time for exams
  • extra exam venues
  • alternative testing forms
  • technical assistance

Universität Regensburg offers several special services for students with special needs:

e.g. a special resting area, special computer services for visual impaired students as well as other special equipment, special literature and library services and more.


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Advisory Service for Exchange Students

International Exchange Students

If you come to Regensburg as an exchange student for a semester or two, you should contact Christine Betzner in the International Office for advice on how to prepare and organize your stay in Regensburg.

Exchange students with special needs should contact Ms Betzner as soon as possible with detailed information on what kind of special support they need during their time in Regensburg.

It is important to bring an official letter from the home institution stating the special arrangement for them at the home institution as well as a recent official medical report explaining the medical condition. Both certificates should be in English (unless available in German).

Other Advisory Services

Advisory Services

At Universität Regensburg you will find two advisory services:

Student Services offers an advisory service, as well as the university itself.

Monika Jauch, Student Services, gives advice on

  • financial aid and support during your studies as well as for everyday life
  • how to get approval for technical and staff support
  • how to interact with institutions and authorities
  • how to receive support during critical and problematic personal situations
  • social law and psychosocial questions

The university's advisory service team (Stefanie Feuerer, Dr. Tina Plank, and Prof. Dr. Mark Greenlee) offers several services to support you during your stdies, i.e. sight-impaired or blind students will find a scanner service, special computers and microscopes. A literature service helps you get books and other material from the library.


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