Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
Students in workshop
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
therapist with student
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak / stW BERLIN
Consulation video chat

Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies

We support you in questions about barrier-free studies and everyday life

Students or prospective students with long-term health impairments can contact us. These include mobility, hearing or visual impairments as well as impairments such as Crohn's disease, cancer, rheumatism, HIV, AD(H)S, autism, mental illness, dyslexia or other invisible impairments.
We advise on topics like:
  • Admission to studies   
  • adapted study and examination conditions (compensation for disadvantages)
  • Organization and financing of support (care, mobility)
  • individual situation in everyday life at the university
  • Dealing with the impairment during studies

Contact us in time!

In order to create the necessary conditions right at the beginning of your studies, it is advisable to contact the responsible advisor* at studierenWERK BERLIN early as well as the representatives for the interests of students with disabilities at the universities.

Further contacts, e.g. to the representatives for the interests of students with disabilities at the universities, other counselling centres or self-help groups can be found in our overview (only in german).

You can find more detailed information for whole Germany from the Website of the Deutsche Studentenwerk.

Inclusion support services for students

The Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies has also taken on the task of awarding inclusion support services for students according to the Berlin Higher Education Act.

Applications for inclusion support services for students such as e.g. study assistants, book allowance or technical aids can be submitted here. Study assistance is granted to study applicants according to the impairment-related requirements.

What qualifies as inclusion support services for students?

Study assistants provide help e.g. with transcriptions, library researches or digitisation of texts.

Technical aids include needs-oriented supplementary equipment for laptops or PCs as well as other technical aids that are required for studying and for which no other social service provider bears the costs.

For the advice and application processing of technical aids is cross-university Ms. Bültbrune responsible.

Phone: 030 93939-9071


Costs for books and work materials can be subsidised as a flat rate, if a needs-based requirement is the case.

At the request of the students concerned, we support the organization of sign language interpreters through the coordination of studierendenWERK BERLIN. All information is available >> here

For studies at Berlin universities or colleges, speech-to-text reporters can be applied for within the framework of inclusion support services for students. For detailed information please klick >> here. 


The counseling centers can be reached by telephone during office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are available by e-mail throughout.
With pleasure we also offer personal consultations by appointment.
Video counselling via Cisco Webex is also possible.

Mondays location Dahlem:
030 93939-9020
(for students of the FU, EHB),
Thielallee 38, 14195 Berlin                

Tuesdays location Charlottenburg:
030 93939-9020
(for students of TU, UdK, PFH, HDPK, Hertie School, IPU),
Hardenbergstraße 34, 10623 Berlin
Thursdays Location Friedrichshain:
030 93939-8441
(for students of the HU, HSAP, IU)
030 93939-8442 (for students of the ASH, Beuth HS, Charité, HTW, HfM, HfS, KHB, KHSB, HWR, Catalyst), Franz-Mehring-Platz 2, 10243 Berlin

You can reach us via the known contacts or via this contact form:

Wie können wir beraten? / How can we advise?

Zu welchen Themen möchtest du eine Beratung? / On what topics do you need consultation?*:

In welchen Zeiträumen bist du am besten erreichbar? / When is the best time to reach you?:

Ich benötige eine*n Gebärdensprachdolmetscher*in / I need a sign language interpreter. :

Datenschutz / Data privacy*: