Studying with Disabilities

Studying with a Physical or Mental Impairment

If you are studying with a physical or mental impairment, you can take advantage of a wide range of support services for university students to assist you in your day-to-day studies. From advisory services and assistance with orientation on campus to a study space specially equipped for visually impaired students – here you can find a summary of all the services available to you.


KIS – Office for Students with Disabilities or Chronic Diseases
Dr. Ingrid Zondervan
Email: kisprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 218-61050

FVG building, room M0130

Consultation only offered with an individual appointment.

Counselling situation with two students

Applying to University and Getting Started

Here you can find information on the hardship application and academic adjustment when applying to university, academic adjustments, financial support, barrier-free accommodation, and the orientation week.

Student listening in full class room

Academic Adjustments

Students with special needs are legally entitled to provisions, which counterbalance impairment-related disadvantages accordingly. Here you can find information on the options available and how to apply for academic adjustment.

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Here we have listed the various institutions at the University of Bremen that you can contact if you are studying with an impairment. There are also some tips for counseling services, self-help groups in Bremen, as well as nationwide points of contact.

Impairment-related symbols

Finding Your Way around Campus

Here you can find everything to make it easier to find your way around the University of Bremen – from orientation in buildings, campus tours, accessible parking for people with special needs, and assistance when attending appointments (currently in German only).

Impairment-related sysmbols

Learning Aids and Rooms

At the University of Bremen, several support services can make your day-to-day studies easier. Whether it is the acoustic understanding in large lecture rooms, studying with visual impairment, or the use of the university library – here you can find support options (currently in German only).

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Time out from University Routines

For your leisure, here is information on quiet places, food, and university sports (currently in German only).

Teacher talking in filled class room

Information for Teaching Staff

What does it mean to study with a disability or chronic illness? And what can or should you as teaching staff do to enable students to equally participate in their studies? Here you can find a guide that addresses these questions as well as a list of counseling services.

Getting Involved

Red building (Studierhaus) with windowpane

Getting Involved

With or without special needs – anyone at the university who wants to promote inclusive and diverse studies or exchange ideas on the topic in general can do so by joining the Critical Initiative for Diversity and Inclusion (kivi – Kritische Initiative für Vielfalt und Inklusion) student association (currently in German only).