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
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To the counselling centre

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, ADHS, 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 here.

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

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.
More information on Study assistants can be found here.

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. 

You can find further information in the downloads (only available in German).



The Barrier-free studying counselling centre can be reached by phone, email and via our contact form.
Personal counselling or video counselling via Cisco Webex is available by appointment.

Telephone consultation hours
at all locations:

Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students of the FU, EHB:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 93939-9020

Location Dahlem:
Thielallee 38, 14195 Berlin

Students of the TU, UdK, Hertie School, IPU, Barenboim-Said Akademie, DFFB:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 93939-9020

Location Charlottenburg:
Hardenbergstraße 34, 10623 Berlin

Students of the HU, HSAP, IU, BCB:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 93939-8441

Location Friedrichshain:
Franz-Mehring-Platz 2, 10243 Berlin

Students of the ASH, BHT, Charité, HTW, HfM, HfS, KHB, KHSB, HWR, Catalyst:
Tel.: +49 (0)30 93939-8442

Location Friedrichshain:
Franz-Mehring-Platz 2, 10243 Berlin

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