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Infos & Tipps

Infos and Tips

The Studierendenwerk offers support from the Counseling Service  for handicap and/or chronically ill students. Information and tips about student financing, inclusion support, accommodation search, health insurance support, assistance with examinations, etc.

The city of Mannheim is responsible for providing the applications for disabled persons cards, inclusion support, and blind persons pensions.

More information about studying with a handicap can be found at Counseling Center IBS of the German Studierendenwerk.

Upcoming Workshops/Events: (only offered in German):

Seminar zur Vorbereitung des Berufseinstiegs für Studierende und Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen mit Behinderungen und chronischen Krankheiten vom 20.-23.8.2019 in Köln

Die Informations- und Beratungsstelle Studium und Behinderung (IBS) des Deutschen Studentenwerks lädt zum Seminar "Berufseinstieg mit Behinderungen und chronischen Krankheiten" für Studierende sowie Hochschulabsolventinnen und Hochschulabsolventen vom 20.-23. August 2019 nach Köln ein.

Das Einladungsschreiben sowie weitere Informationen und das Programm entnehmen Sie bitte den Anlagen.

Alle Informationen finden Sie auch beim Deutschen Studentenwerk hier.

The Mannheim declaration for a diverse community


The declaration is a component of the alliance for living in a diverse community. Various Institutions, groups, and clubs support this declaration and are able to express their views for respecting others and their views against discrimination.
The groups promote diversity, equal rights, and a respectful cooperation through many events, initiatives, and offers.  More Information here.

The 7th edition of the handbook "Studium und Behinderung" from the Counseling Service for Students with Handicap of the German Studierendenwerk has been published.
Interested students, students, and counselors will be informed about important aspects of ones studies as well as the health challenges it might pose.  The newest edition can be requested free of charge at .

Google Scholarship

The Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities supports students with handicap.  Students who study Informatics, Computer Science, and other IT-majors can be funded.  More information can be found here: Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

Internship from the Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS)

The BMAS offers students the possibility to do a four to twelve-week internship during their studies in various departments of the ministry.  Students should have already successfully completed about two-thirds of their studies.  Interns will receive an expense allowance.

Application for the internship is allowed twice in a year:
From 01.01. - 28.02 for the period beginning on 01.07
- from 01.08. - 30.09 for the period beginning on 01.01 of the following year.

More information regarding this internship from BMAS can be found here.
Students with a severe disability are more than welcome to apply.

Job postings for people with handicap

The MyHandicap Foundation facilitates a website for job postings for people with a handicap. Both companies and people with handicap are allowed to use theJob Board.  The job postings should target people with handicap.  People with handicap can also post a job application on the Job Board.

Help with job search and application

You will find a page on the website of the Job Center for people with handicap with specific topics such as job search, application assistance, orientation, professional development, and counseling.

Students with a hearing disability can find information ob the website of the Federal Assiciation for hearing impaired students (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft für hörbehinderte Studierende BHSA), BHSA-Studienführer. The BHSA-Studienführer is a guide for hearing impaired students regarding ones studies that was written by hearing impaired students and graduates.

Funding/Financial

Equal opportunities:

Recommendation Equal opportunities established from the Bologna Accords for the disadvantage compensations for the acceptance to a higher education institution. 

Support of unhampered learning through the use of technology/Online-Survey. The EU-Research Project "EU4ALL" focuses on the lifelong learning of elderly and disabled students through the use of unhampered and individually customized technology.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes a diverse culture in the sciences.  No one should be excluded from the sciences due to a disability or sex nor should they be excluded from pursuing a career of their choosing.  The DFG is aware of the individual circumstances that can delay professional development in the sciences.  More information can be found here.