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Study counseling

The Department of Disability and Studies (DoBuS) at TU Dortmund University will be happy to advise and support you in organizing your studies with a disability or chronic illness. Depending on the individual impairment, requirements in the study program and individual life situation, various questions may arise, such as:

  • How can I organize my need for barrier-free living space at the place of study and my mobility to the university?
  • What support is available in the event of difficulties in courses or examinations due to a disability?
  • What are possible individual compensations for disadvantages in studies, exams or theses and how can I apply for these compensations?
  • What influence can the personal confrontation with my own impairment have on the design and course of my studies?
  • How can I make contact with other students who have experienced impairments in order to exchange information and, if necessary, support each other (peer support)?
  • How can I deal with social and personal stressful situations during my studies?
  • What are the tasks of a study assistant and how do I use them in my studies according to my needs?
  • Which work techniques and technical aids can I use effectively in my studies?
  • Who will bear the costs for my disability-related additional study requirements and how do I apply for them?
  • How can I organize my disability-related needs for a stay abroad during my studies?
  • If my studies have been delayed for health reasons or if I have limitations in my ability to cope with stress due to my disability, how can I plan my (further) individual course of studies?
  • How can I successfully return to my studies if my studies have already been interrupted for a longer period of time for health reasons?

In addition to individual counseling, DoBuS offers a variety of impairment- or issue-specific groups sessions for students with impairments.

You are welcome to make a personal counseling appointment with us by phone or e-mail.

Office Hours:

Our open office hours (no appointment necessary, currently by phone only) are held on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Telephone: (+49) 231 755-6565


Andrea Hellbusch

Dr. Claudia Schmidt

as well as dobustu-dortmundde