The Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies is responsible for students and in studying interessted people of the following universities: Technische Universität, Universität der Künste, privaten Hochschule Göttingen, Hochschule der populären Künste, Hertie School und der International Psychoanalytic University.
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Counselling service for barrier-free studies
Who does this include?
Approximately 11% of students state that they have an impairment which negatively impacts their studies. We therefore see it as a challenge for the universities and studierendenWERK BERLIN alike to ensure that studying is accessible and that everyone has an equal chance.
Our team of experienced counsellors is there for you. You can find us at our offices in charlottenburg, Friedrichshain or Dahlem, it depends on the university you are studying. Of course, our counselling sessions are confidential and, on request, also anonymous.
We advise and support you in issues of accessible studying and study life
Our topics include, among other:
- Admission to study course
- Adapted study and examination conditions (disadvantage compensation)
- Organisation and finance of support (care, mobility)
- Individual situation in study life
- Coping with impairments as a student
Video about our counselling centre in German sign language
Visit us early on!
In order to create the necessary conditions right at the start of your studies, we recommend you contact the competent consultant in the studierendenWERK BERLIN as well as the relevant disabilities representative of the university early on.
Please see the Internet Portal of the German Studentenwerk for the contact details of the disabilities representatives of the respective universities.
10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district)
from 10 am to 1 pm
and by arrangement
Ms Gomm advises students at TU, UdK, PFH, HDPK, Hertie School, and IPU.
S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7 (Zoologischer Garten);
BUS: M45, 145 (Steinplatz)
Events and Lectures
The Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies has also taken on the task of awarding integration assistance according to the Berlin Higher Education Act.
Applications for integration assistance 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 integration assistance?
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 93 93 9 - 9071
Costs for books and work materials can be subsidised as a flat rate, if a needs-based requirement is the case.
Communication aids can be sign language interpreters or speech-to-text reporters for deaf students.
Our range of tasks and our offer
We are legally required to maintain confidentiality.