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Study impaired? Here you will find important hints and tips...

Welcome to our inclusion-sensitive university!

The Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences promotes a culture of togetherness characterized by mutual respect, open communication and appreciation. We see ourselves as an inclusive university where diversity and heterogeneity are valued and perceived as strengths. The development of inclusive structures is a permanent process for us, and we are working on it throughout the university in all areas of activity. This is evidenced, among other things, by the fact that all university members are invited to participate in the creation of an action plan "Barrier-free University for Business and Society Ludwigshafen" in 2018.

Students with impairments are not that rare... Are you one of them?

Health impairments that make studying difficult are not as rare as one might think. The number is generally underestimated, perhaps also because not every impairment is noticeable at first glance. Overall, about eleven percent of students suffer from health impairments that make studying more difficult. And the trend is rising! (Source: 21st Social Survey of the German Student Union).

Impairments include, for example, chronic physical illnesses, movement impairments, mental illnesses, and visual, hearing or speech impairments. Anyone who has a health impairment and fears that they will have difficulties in their studies as a result can find relevant information on our platform www.hwg-lu.de/barrierefrei.

You have rights... Compensation for disadvantages

Equal participation in higher education for people with disabilities is enshrined in various laws and regulations, including the Basic Law, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Higher Education Framework Act and the State Higher Education Act. Corresponding regulations can also be found in the General Examination Regulations of the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences under §25 "Protective Provisions". Equal participation means that everyone has a right to study with equal opportunities without being discriminated against. Compensation for disadvantages is an instrument to compensate for barriers and disadvantages. There are disadvantage compensations in BAföG, in the admission procedure, for the course of studies and in exams. The best thing to do is to inform yourself at an early stage on our platform and get advice.

Barrier-free through the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen

Especially for people with limited mobility, the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences has published a brochure that provides an overview of the accessibility of the various buildings. In principle, all buildings are accessible to people with mobility impairments. However, this does not apply to all rooms in the buildings. There are restrictions especially in the M-building, i.e. in Department IV/Social and Health Services in Maxstraße.

Click here for the plan "Barrier-free through the university".

For an on-site visit, please feel free to make an appointment with the university's disability representative, Kristina Silvera Scheuermann. Contact information at www.hwg-lu.de/barrierefrei.

Any questions?

With Kristina Silvera Scheuermann there is a central contact person at the Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences for prospective students as well as students with handicaps. The representative for disabled students can be reached by phone or e-mail. Contact information at www.hwg-lu.de/barrierefrei.

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