Studentenwerk Halle

Studying with chronical illnesses and disabilities

Studying with a disability or a chronical illness is, when it comes to studying and life conditions at the university, a very complex matter. Your Studentenwerk Halle endeavours, together with the universities, to provide with comprehensive help from early on. This can only function effectively when you come up to us already before the beginning of your studies, for example with questions about accomodation for disabled persons in a dorm.

Common office hour with the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Prior appointment, once a week every Monday from 2 pm til 3 pm there is a office hour of the representative for disabled people of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg together with your Studentenwerk in the Disability Representative of the MLU, Barfüßerstr. 17, 06108 Halle(Saale).

Please make your appointment via e-mail at

In case you recieve BAföG:

There are also special features to consider when applying for BAföG in the case of chronic diseases or disabilities:

  • The so-called hardship allowance is the granting of an additional allowance from the income of the parent or spouse.
  • In the case of disability, the BAföG office may, at the request of the applicant, permit the submission of the certificate of achievement, which normally has to be completed by the end of the 4th semester at a later date.
  • In the case of a delay of the study period, for which a disability is the cause, a grant beyond the maximum funding period may be granted upon request.
  • Support is also provided for up to three months if students are unable to attend training due to illness.

The following aplies in all cases: your personal situation is decisive and can only be evaluated in the social counseling directly in the BAföG office.

Increased demand due to disabilities or illness

The BAföG is available in the first place to cover the educational costs for students with chronic illness or disability. Any additional financial requirements for study-specific assistance due to disability may be granted in accordance with SGB XII upon request.

In particular, these additional requirements include:

  • Disability-specific aids,
  • Readers
  • Study assistants
  • Travel expenses

All information about the application and the respective responsible institution can be found by contacting our social counselor. We also advise you on claims such as integration aids and other claims of students in accordance with SGB II/XII.

Scholarships and foundations

Numerous foundations and scholarships particularly encourage students with chronic illness or disability.

You will get an overview as well as details about the focus the respective scholarships or foundations have set for the funding in a personal consultation.

→ make an appointment for counseling

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Gabriele Luckow

Abteilungsleiterin Recht/Personal/Soziales

Tel: +49 345 6847510


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Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 5
06120 Halle

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