Advising for Students With Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses


Studies at RWTH Aachen should be unrestricted for every person. The university is particularly responsive to the special needs of students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.


Personalized Advising


Individual and confidential counselling is offered on the following topics, among others:

  • Health-related difficulties during studies
  • Alternative arrangements for examinations ("Nachteilsausgleich")
  • Support through study assistants
  • Relaxation room for recovery between classes
  • Self-help group
  • Exceptional circumstances applications
  • Leave semester due to illness
  • Reimbursement of the semester ticket
  • BAföG special regulations
  • Living in a dormitory with a disability or illness

Open Consultation Hours

Open consultation hours are held on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30am via Zoom. When you join the Zoom meeting, you will first enter a virtual waiting room. Once it is your turn, you will be admitted to the Zoom room by the organizers. Please be patient as you may have to wait a little while.

During open office hours, brief concerns can be dealt with and initial information can be provided. If you have an issue that requires more time, please schedule an appointment via .

Access Information

Link to the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 640 6361 7365
Password: 963537