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Programs for students

Studying with disabilities and chronic illness

The university also offers support for students with disabilities or those suffering chronic illnesses (illnesses with prolonged or episodic course). Those concerned are usually confronted with difficult challenges during their studies, such as exam-related issues. To address these problems, TU Ilmenau has created different options in order to make it easier for the students. For example:

  • Immatriculation in part-time studies
  • Development of special studying arrangements
  • Special rules for the exams
  • Assessment test for majors that have restricted admissions
  • Special rules for lectures

All examination boards of TU Ilmenau are informed about the rules for chronically ill students as well as students with disabilities. More detailed information can be found in “Guidelines for regulation regarding disadvantage reconciliation during studies for disabled and chronically ill students.”

 What should I do to take up this offer?

  1. First, it is advised to attend a counselling session. Here specific information can be brought to the table and individual measures, which can ease the situation of the individual, can be defined. Contact persons for this are Irene Peter, student counselor; or Dr. Fred Ross, representative of disabled and chronically ill students.
  2. In order to be able to take advantage of the benefits, such as part-time studies, a medical certificate must first be made. It should illustrate in particular the high strains and impacts of the disease on the individual’s studies.
  3. If you want to benefit from the disadvantage reconciliation regulation, a written application along with the required documents must be submitted to the responsible Examination Committee or Office. Please refer to the contact persons listed in first point.

Accessible studies

As an effort of continuous improvement, TU Ilmenau tries to adjust its facilities to suit the needs of disable people. As a result, more and more screens with large fonts and special computer workstation are available in the university. Spatial changes, such as providing elevators in university buildings, wheelchair-friendly toilets and parking lots, also make it easier for students to manage their everyday student life.