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 handicap and its effects on studies are always individual.

Possible disability or handicaps include, for example:

  • Physical disabilities such as visual impairment
  • Chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis
  • Mental illnesses such as depression
  • Partial performance disturbances such as dyslexia read-write weakness

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.


Under the following links you will find further information.

Compensation for disadvantages during studies


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 form including the information sheet for the application as well as a form for the specialist medical report are available on the pages of the Student Services under the following link, please scroll down to the subitem Compensation for disadvantages: Application for disadvantage compensation

Commissioner for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases

Herr Prof. Dr. Torsten Schmidt
Room: 51.1.5


Infrastructure-technical support


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


Barrier-free toilets

You will find wheelchair-friendly toilets in the following buildings:

  • Building 92, GF (92.0.8)
  • Building 51, GF East (51.0.16)
  • Building 50, First Floor East (50.1.13)
  • Building 54, GF (54.0.3)
  • Library
  • Cafeteria (87.0.15)


Technical Support

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 or the non-profit foundation My Handicap, various foundations and scholarships are listed especially for handicapped or restricted persons.




We build partnerships with other university and regional institutions in the areas of inclusion and accessibility. Thus, we would like to support you in your studies. At the Home-Webseite of the Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity you will find various regional institutions and counselling centers in the filfe of "Who helps me...if?". You can access the page of the Office via this link: Office for Family, Equal Opportunities and Diversity


Workforce Entry

Taking the first step into professional life with a disability or a chronic disease is often not easy. Various initiative programs can help you. We will help you find the right offer.

Here is some information that might be interesting for you:

  • The Information and Counselling Center for Study and Disability - IBS of the German Student Union offers seminars for graduates with disabilities and chronic diseases. Click the following link to find out more. Deutsches Studentenwerk-IBS: Events and further education of the IBS
    Deutsches Studentenwerk-IBS: Veranstaltungen und Weiterbildungen der IBS (german)
  • The charitable foundation My Handicap supports people with disabilities through targeted online coaching to master the career entry. The offer is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labor and Social Affairs and is free of charge for participants. You can find further information under the following link:
    My Handicap-My Chance: Berufschoaching (german)
  • The initiative program myAbility Talent provides individual and group coaching, e. g. on the subject of job interviews and how to have a good start into the workforce. Have a look at their website:
    my Ability Talent Programm (german)


Further Counselling Services and contact


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
Room: 51.1.5
+49 (0)981 4877-262


Additional independent participation advice from the city of Ansbach: EUTB Ansbach (german)


Psychological counselling/exchange:

Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

Psychologist Kristin Fues
Room: 53.1.7
E-Mail: Kristin.Fues(at) 
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 (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:

  • On Friday from 08:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 01:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
  • On Tuesday from 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the following dates: 20.07., 03.08., 17.08., 28.09., 12.10., 02.11., 23.11., 07.12.
  • The counselling centre will not be open from 27.08 –14.09.2021.

Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center-Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nuremberg


Psychosocial Counselling Services of the Student Union Erlangen-Nuremberg

Social counselling
Sabine Eschelbach
Hofmannstraße 27, 2. OG, Zimmer 206
91052 Erlangen
Phone: +49 (0)9131 8002-757


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.

Information and Counselling Centre Study and Disability- IBS of the German Student Union.

This year's seminar "Career entry with disabilities and chronic illnesses" will take place virtually from 11-13.08.2021. Further information on the contents and participation can be found under the following link: Seminar "Berufseinstieg mit Behinderungen und chronischen Krankheiten" | Deutsches Studentenwerk ( (German)

In the summer semester of 2021, a first seminar was held as part of the Career Service's career-related seminars and events. The online mentoring Enable Me- job coaching for people with physical impairment and/or chronic illness was presented by the My Handicap Foundation. More information about the programme can be found under the following link: My Handicap: Enable Me-Online-Mentoring

In December 2019 and 2020, the Inclusion Day was held under the motto of mental health and digital and structural accessibility, respectively. In 2019, various events were dedicated to prevention and dealing with mental illness in everyday university life. In 2020, participants received practical tips on digital accessibility and a brief insight into the topic of structural accessibility.

Information on digital accessibility is available in the Moodle area of the Service Centre for Digital Teaching and Didactics under Tools and Tips.


Dunja Zöller, M.Sc. – Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

Dunja Zöller, M.Sc.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Bereich Beratung: Büro für Familie, Chancengleichheit und Diversity

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