Open-door policy

Irrespective of the special needs you may have, what is important to us at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf is that you have access to the full range of social, academic, and cultural opportunities that our university can offer. It is part of our philosophy to make equal opportunities a reality and to enable all students to participate in higher education, including those with a disability, chronic illness, or other special needs.

Services

Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences offers the following services to students with a disability, chronic illness or other special needs:

  • advice regarding examination conditions to ensure their needs are taken into account
  • advice on suitable accommodation
  • course and programme materials in an alternative format
  • advice on personal helpers such as note-takers or sign language interpreters
  • advice and support with making applications for grants (also for studying abroad).

We know that the special needs of each and every individual affect them in different ways, so we adapt our support accordingly.

Financial support

University study is often a major financial challenge for students with a disability or chronic illness. In many cases, the illness or disability results in increased expense. The increased length of study as a result of the impairment also does not make the financial situation any easier.

A number of exemption clauses that are intended to enable students with a disability or chronic illness to organise their studies themselves as suits their needs are therefore provided for in the provision of financial support under the Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (BAföG). For further information, go to:
www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/bafoeg-advice-service

If you are unable to access financial support under BAföG, the Munich Student Union (Studentenwerk München) can suggest other ways in which you can secure funding. You can get advice on such matters at the Study Credit Advice Service. For their office hours, go to:
www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/our-advisory-network/study-credit-advice-service

Many students decide to complete their practical training semester abroad. Students with a disability receive financial support for such periods abroad. If you are interested and would like more information, go to International Office.

Facilities and mobility

Lecture theatres and seminar rooms

Most of our lecture theatres and seminar rooms have good access, including for students in wheel chairs.

Student halls of residence

The Munich Student Union offers rooms in a number of residential buildings that cater for the specific needs of students with a disability or chronic illness. For further information, go to:
www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/accommodation

The Erlangen-Nuremberg Student Union offers single and double apartments with special facilities in various residential buildings. For further information, go to:
www.studentenwerk.uni-erlangen.de/wohnen/en/index.shtml

Refectory and cafeteria

The university catering team of the Munich Student Union makes every effort to enable students with a disability or chronic illness to use the facilities of the refectories, cafeterias, and espresso bars without problem. In addition, all additives and supplementary ingredients are clearly stated on all menus in accordance with statutory labelling requirements. This is especially for the benefit of students with chronic illnesses or allergies. To view the menus for the day and coming week, go to www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/canteen.

Contacts regarding study and disability

General Advisory Service of the Munich Student Union
Michael Bayer (qualified social education worker)
Leopoldstraße 15, Room 008 (ground floor)
80802 Munich
Office hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

T +49 89 38196-165
michael.bayer [at]stwm.de

Other facilities

Computer (rooms)

For information about access to computers and computer rooms, you can use the following telephone number:

T +49 8161 71-2222

Libraries

The library team is ready to help you use the services provided by the libraries.

bibliothek [at]hswt.de

University sports programme

The university sports centre (Zentraler Hochschulsport) offers a varied sports programme that caters for all target groups, and in individual sports also takes into account the needs of students with a disability or chronic illness. For further information about the university sports programme in Freising, you can use the following telephone number and email address:

Frits Vilijn
T +49 8161 71-3697
vilijn [at]zv.tum.de

Queries and feedback

Your feedback is very important to us. To achieve our goal of creating a university for everyone, we are especially reliant on experts with direct experience of the university - you! Your experiences allow us to draw attention to any barriers to learning and the resulting disadvantage to students with a disability and to establish solutions in the running of the university sustainably.

Contact

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Hofgarten 10
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-4814
F +49 8161 71-5116
sonderbeduerfnis [at]hswt.de

Inclusion Officer

General Course Guidance

Weihenstephan

Triesdorf