Studying with a disability or chronic illness

The University of Tübingen has an estimated 3,000 students whose ability to study is influenced by a chronic illness or disability. To support these students while they manage their studies, the University of Tübingen has a special counselling service (Zentrale Studienberatung – ZSB) which may be used at any phase of your studies – even before you start. 

Here you can find important information for new students who start their studies with a disability or chronic illness (PDF for download, in German).

Student Counseling Service contact:

Katrin Motta (Dipl.-Psych.) is the contact person in the Student Counseling Service (Zentrale Studienberatung – ZSB) for students living with a disability or chronic illness. You can make an appointment via the secretariat of the Student Counseling Service at Wilhelmstrasse 11: zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Please let us know if you need specific requirements regarding accessibility.

Consultation issues

I can support you in making decisions about a suitable type of study program and institution of higher education as well as in matters of possible alternatives. You can also get help in personal difficult situations. Key issues may include financing your studies, buying necessary devices, finding suitable accommodations, as well as assistance in day-to-day student life. For the individual adaptation of study conditions you can make an Application for disadvantage compensation. Counseling is free, confidential, and unbiased. 

Further matters which may be relevant are listed here.