Studying with Impairment*

Prospective students and students usually face special questions and challenges in choosing a degree program and when taking up and completing their studies. This also applies to prospective students and students with a disability, a chronic illness or similar impairment.*

Hamburg University of Technology aims at enabling all students to participate in studies and in student life as independently as possible and with equal opportunities. You are welcome to seek advice on this issue at the TUHH Student Counseling Center during our consultation hours. If you cannot visit our consultation hours, you may also make use of our phone consultation or contact our Infothek by mail or e-mail.

The following pages help to find relevant sources of information and support as well as institutions and contact persons:

Topical news service on disability politics
by the Association for the Internet-based Cooperation of Disabled Persons (kobinet)
Practical Seminar: Statistics with SPSS for blind and visually handicapped students of the German Association of Blind and Visually Handicapped Students and Professionals (DVBS)
September 27 to 29, 2019 in Marburg
Registration and further information via DVBS
Mentoring program for female students with impairment in the final phase of their studies or female academic graduates with impairment who seek support and guidance regarding the (re-)start of their professional career in the context of the iXNet - Inclusive Experts Network
Start of the program: December 2019
Application deadline: August 31, 2019
Further information at


  • Representative for the Interests of Students with Impairment* at TUHH
    According to section 88 paragraph 1 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act, the universities elect representatives for the interests of students with impairment. This position is vacant at TUHH, since the term of office of the previous representative ended. The executive board of TUHH is undertaking intensive efforts towards a replacement. For the time being, prospective students and students with impairment* may contact the Student Counseling Center of TUHH with questions regarding the compensation of disadvantages and special hardship regulations.

* If you are in doubt as to whether you have an impairment that is relevant to your
  studies, you may find further information here.