Service and AdviceInclusive Studies

Removing barriers and compensating for disadvantages

Inclusive studies happen when students with and without disabilities or chronic illnesses are able to participate in all areas of the university community from the start of their studies to their degree and be as successfully as possible in this.

To this end, we as the Inclusive Studies Team are building networks, structures, and knowledge, raising awareness, and providing information, advice, and support.

Join us as an affected person or participant by asking questions, giving feedback, asking for support, breaking down barriers, starting initiatives, and developing collaborations. We are your point of contact for inclusive studies at Heidelberg University.


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Individual advice

We support you, among other things if you have any questions about

  • Study decision, application, and enrolment
  • Management of studies and individual study planning
  • Accessibility and support services offered by the university
  • Compensation for disadvantages in study and examination components
  • State aid for participation in education
  • Stays abroad with a health impairment

Individual counselling appointments of the Inclusive Studies Team can be scheduled by phone at +49 6221-5412231 (secretary’s office) or by email to inklusiv.studieren@uni-heidelberg.de

This offer is available to everyone whose participation and activity in their course of studies is impaired by health problems. The restriction does not have to be recognised as a severe disability for this, nor does it have to be externally visible. The following illnesses and limitations are, for example, eligible:

  • Chronic illness (inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatic disease, tumour disease, disease of the central nervous system, autoimmune disease, diabetes, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis)
  • Asperger’s syndrome/ autism
  • Partial performance impairment (dyslexia, dyscalculia)
  • Hearing, vision or speech, postural, and movement impairment
  • Mental illness (depression, anxiety and eating disorder, psychosis)