Studying with a disability

For most new students, starting at university marks the beginning of a new life with more independence, new friends and life experiences. At the same time, it also brings new challenges and obstacles which need to be overcome. For students with disabilities, impairments and/or chronic illnesses, this usually requires a higher degree of organisational and personal effort. The University of Münster is committed to providing all students the same opportunities to achieve academic success and allowing everyone to participate in both university and social life in an equitable and self-determined manner.

Be it application procedures, compensation for disadvantages, financial support, technical aids, personal assistants or handicapped accessible living arrangements – the topics are numerous and diverse. On the following pages, you will find important information, contact details for support offices within and outside of the University and numerous links on studying with disabilities.