In cooperation with the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases, the Counselling Center wants to enable students with disabilities to study with equal opportunities. The recommendation of the German conference of higher education “A University for All" is decisive in this matter. Because a disability and its effects on studies are always individual.
Possible disabilities and chronic diseases are for example:
In the implementation of equal opportunities, we are guided among other things by current laws, e. g. the Disability Equality Act (BGG), social legislation, university law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Here you can find information and advice on the following topics:
Disadvantage compensation for students with disabilities and/or chronic illness should enable them to complete their studies and examinations under equal conditions.
A typical example of disadvantage compensation is a time extension on an exam. The examination-relevant activity of writing is limited by a proven health impairment and one is significantly inhibited in taking the test.
The Office for Family Affairs, Equal Opportunities and Diversity and the Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences support and advise in matters of disadvantage compensation. However, you must submit your application to the examination board in due time during the registration period and submit it to the Student Service.
The application can be submitted online, directly in PRIMUSS. The form and the information sheet for the application as well as a form for the specialist medical report can be found in the system under the following path: "Anträge" > "Anträge und Formulare" > Nachteilsausgleich
Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases
Herr Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt
Family-friendly and Barrier-free campus plan
For parents, older people and people with various disabilities, a plan of the main campus of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences is available in pdf format with details of family-friendly and barrier-free facilities (parent-child room, baby-changing facilities, lifts, electric door openers …)
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the plan, please contact the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
Tel: +49 (0) 981 4877 503
Room of Meeting / Silence
There is the possibility to withdraw from everyday university life in the room of silence.
Building 51, GF, Ground floor directly opposite the main entrance between the two stairs
You will find wheelchair-friendly toilets in the following buildings:
We inform you about the technical support options at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences during your studies. At Ansbach University there is the possibility of using document cameras for the visually impaired.
Different cost units can be responsible for financing a study program with a handicap. There are usually additional costs, e.g. for the purchase of technical aids. The classic cost bearers are, among others: the BAföG office, the local and regional social welfare institutions, the basic security for job seekers and the health and nursing care insurance companies. Other sources of funding such as scholarships are also possible.
If the own financial means or those of the parents are not sufficient, BAföG can be applied for. Contact the responsible BAföG office of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg early on and use the associated social counseling. There are some special requirements for studying with a handicap.
According to the Ninth Social Code, students with impairments are entitled to benefits from integration assistance to complete their studies (study-related additional needs). These can be, for example, personal assistance. The costs are usually covered by the supra-local social welfare agency. In Bavaria, these are the districts. For Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, it is the district of Middle Franconia. Some aids are also financed by the health insurance fund.
Costs for additional living expenses that are not directly related to the educational goal of the degree programme can be covered by the Job Centre under certain circumstances. These are, for example, health care costs.
Studying with an impairment can be associated with various imponderables. Further information on the above-mentioned and other sources of funding can be found on the websites of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Information and Counselling Centre for Studies and Disability (Informations- und Beratungsstelle Studium und Behinderung- IBS) of the German Student Union, the city of Ansbach and the district of Middle Franconia.
Scholarships and support programs
Under the following links of the Deutsches Studentenwerk, the non-profit foundation My Handicap and futher initiatives various foundations and scholarships are listed especially for handicapped or restricted persons.
We are establishing collaborations with other university and regional institutions in the areas of inclusion and accessibility. In this way, we would like to support you in your studies. You will find a list of various regional institutions and advice centres on the office's homepage in the document "Who can help me".
Starting a career with a disability or chronic illness is often not easy. Various programme initiatives provide support. We can help you find the right programme for you.
Here are a few tips that may be of interest to you:
In the following listed links you will find further tips and information.
Under the following links you will find further information.
You will find further information on counselling in the following notes and listed links.
Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases:
Herr Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt
+49 (0)981 4877-262
Additional independent participation advice from the city of Ansbach: EUTB Ansbach (german)
Psychological Counselling Centre of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
Psychologist Kristin Fues
Phone: +49 (0)981 4877-147 (telephone availability on Friday 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
This is where students can turn to, for example for: Exam anxiety, learning and performance difficulties, lack of drive, fears, suicidal thoughts, difficulties with friends, partner, parents, etc. or suffer from other burdens.
Counselling can take place by appointment or within an open office hour (Current only by telephone Friday from 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.). Counselling during open office hours is currently only available by phone.
Office hours in Ansbach are:
The counselling centre is not open on the following days:
Enquiries by e-mail are always answered. A telephone reply is possible on request. Please state your telephone number.
Please cancel any appointments you have made in good time if you are unable to attend. The free time slots can be used for counselling other students.
For further information, please click on this link: Psychological Counseling Center-Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg
Diakonie Ansbach: Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst
Contact and information point for self-help groups:
We would like to offer events such as further training or corresponding action days on accessibility and inclusion for students, staff and lecturers at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.
The following events took place in the winter semester 2023/24:
10.10.2023-16.01.2024 "Sign language course for beginners" (for students and employees of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences).
16.10, 30.10, 13.11.2023, 09.00-10.00 a.m.: Seminar: Relaxation through body work / perception and autogenic training- Counselling Centre for Mental Health- Diakonie Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
17.10.2023, 14.00- 15.00: Career Service Webinar: Inclusion in Practice: A Partnership between Education and Business.
In December 2019 and 2020, days of inclusion took place under the motto of mental health and digital and structural accessibility, respectively.
Under the following link, information on the accessible design of Word documents and Power Point presentations from the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity can be accessed, among other things.
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