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Disability/Illness Compensation

The German Code of Social Law grants equal opportunities to people with a disability, chronic or psychological illness. For that reason, the examination regulations of every programme at Viadrina provide the possibility of disability/illness compensation for students with a disability, chronic or psychological illness. These measures aim at creating equal opportunities for all students in the process of application, studying and in examinations.

 


Disability/Illness Compensation

The counselling team assists you with the application for disability/illness compensation in order to find appropriate organisational, structural and financial support for your personal requirements, e.g.:

  • Additional time for term papers and in exams
  • Extension of the regular study period
  • Transformation of oral into written exams and the other way round
  • Use of assistive technology or personal assistance in exams
  • Modification of regulations regarding internships, excursions or attendance

 


 Application for Disability/Illness Compensation

The counselling team assists students with the application for disability/illness compensation. The application has to be directed to the examination board of the respective degree programme and should include suitable means of compensation. The entitlement to compensation has to be substantiated by a detailed medical opinion from a doctor or therapist.

The compensation will be granted by the Disability Commissioner and the examination board and can be submitted to your lecturers.

The letter of disability/illness compensation includes:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Degree programme
  • Means of compensation
  • Signatures

For reasons of privacy protection, the Disability/Illness is not mentioned in the letter.

 


Advice for Doctors and Therapists

The following document provides information on the requirements for medical opinions.

Advice for doctors and therapists