“Disabled and chronically ill students [...] should be able to complete their studies and examinations under conditions equivalent to those of any other student. For this purpose, as far as possible, all study and examination-related offers of universities are designed to be barrier-free. Disabled and chronically ill students are entitled to academic adjustments, especially in the organization and design of their studies and during examinations. In particular, consideration must be given to study and examination-related effects, for example, the need for special aids or personal assistance, and the provision of study and examination conditions in a form other than the intended organization.” ((Bremisches Hochschulgesetz – BremHG (Higher Education Act of the State of Bremen)), section 31 (1)).
“The academic content-related requirements for coursework and examinations will not be affected.” (BremHG, section 31 (2)).
The general part of University of Bremen’s bachelor’s and master’s degree examination regulations (ATBPO and MPO) takes up these provisions:
“The nature and severity of a disability must be taken into account in the examination process. If the student can document that they are not able to take an examination wholly or partially in the intended form because of continued or chronic illness or disability, this can be compensated by extending the examination time accordingly or by organising the examination process differently. For this purpose, the submission of a medical certificate may be required.” ( ATBPO and MPO, section 14).