Advice and guidance for students with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and/or mental impairment

On this page you can find information about studying with a disability, chronic illness or mental impairment.


Application for exemption from the Semesterticket fee

Please send a Request of Exemption from mandatory Semesterticket Fees in the first three weeks of the semester.

If you want to apply for a grant to the semester ticket according to the Social Funds Statutes after §18a BerlHG please use this formular.

New flat-Rate Act

The Flat-Rate Act (Behinderten-Pauschbetragsgesetz), which the German government has adopted, aims a reduction in the financial burden for tax-payers with disabilities. For more information visit the website of the Federal Government 

Online workshops for accessibility on the internet

 Domingos de Oliveira is organizing various online trainings related to accessibility on the internet. View all workshops

New report on equal treatment in employment

There is a new report on equal treatment in employment presented  in the EMPL Committee of the European Parliament.


Current information concerning the pandemy

This overview will be expanded gradually. If you have an addition please send it to: barrierefrei@

Information about the requirement to wear a mask

This article provides information about exceptions of the requirement to wear a mask in public.


Personal advice and support

If questions, problems or doubts arise before you start your studyprogramme or during your studies, we will gladly provide support and advice by telephone, by E-Mail or through a personal meeting. Please arrange an appointment with our barrier-free university representative.

Advice and support services:

  • Confidential advice for prospective students and current students of ASH Berlin
  • Advice for university applicants, for example in hardship cases
  • Support with individual student needs (modified examination and study conditions)
  • Commitment to asserting and protecting the interests of ASH Berlin students with a disability
  • Involvement in planning and implementing building measures and acquiring technical aids

Other support services

The contact persons for each work group will support you throughout your studies at ASH Berlin – from enrolment to organising your studies through to your final examinations and after graduation. They will provide you with guidance, support, information and advice.

Student Service Centre

The barrier-free studies team at studierendenWERK BERLIN advises prospective students and current students with a disability or chronic illness. 


Services include advice on aspects such as:

  • Organising and financing support (care and mobility)
  • Individual situation in daily studies
  • Allocation of integration help (study assistance, technical aids, book money, interpreters for sign language and written text)
  • Dealing with disabilities in studies
  • Transition from studying to working life
  • And many other topics

Contact person for students of ASH Berlin:

Ms. Domrös
Phone: 030 93939-8442

Office hours: Thursday 10 am - 1 pm and by appointment

Special admission to study

Applicants with a disability, chronic illness or mental impairment can apply for special admission to study (hardship application, reduced waiting time, improvement of average grade) if they fulfil certain criteria. This special admission will enable you to study without other selection criteria being taken into account (average grade, waiting semester, points system). For detailed requirements and information on applications, please ask the Enrolment Office of ASH Berlin or the barrier-free university representative.

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Useful links



online accessibility

  • Domingos de Oliveira provides a guideline for online events
  • Oliveira is an Accessibility Consultant and offers Workshops.

other universities

representation of interests



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Contact person for students with special needs

Cindy Lautenbach

Representative for students with disabilities, chron. illnesses and mental impairments, initial counsellor in cases of discrimination

Room No. 312

Office hours:

Tuesday 1 to 2.30 p.m.

You are also welcome to make appointments for counselling outside office hours. Please send me an email with your consultation request and your availability. Counselling is possible in person, by phone or online.

T +49 30 99245 283

Cindy Lautenbach

Laura Lipinski

Studentische Mitarbeiterin alice barrierfrei, Erstberaterin bei Diskriminierung

Bitte melde dich per Email. Wir können dein Anliegen dann per Mail, aber auch telefonisch oder persönlich bearbeiten.

Laura Lipinski