When is someone considered disabled?
General concept of disability according to § 2 Para. 1 SGB IX Art. 1 S. 2 UN-BRK
People with disabilities are people,
When is someone considered chronically ill?
"An illness is seriously chronic if it has been medically treated for at least one year, at least once per quarter (permanent treatment)".
It is important to obtain comprehensive information about study opportunities, study conditions, career prospects, financing issues and the situation at the place of study as early as possible. Several contact people are available for this purpose.
If you are interested in studying at our university, we recommend that you get in touch with the Representative for Disabled Students. You can discuss all questions and problems with him or her and then look for individual solutions together and, if necessary, take the necessary measures.
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology strives to enable students with disabilities or chronic illness to participate in university life as freely as possible. If you have any questions from applicants or students with disabilities or chronic illness, please contact Irmgard Tischner (Campus Deggendorf) or Alexandra Niewöhner (Campus Pfarrkirchen und Cham), the representatives for the disabled.
She is familiar with the study situation at the university and can support you in clarifying important questions. This concerns, for example, the accessibility of the university buildings or the possibilities to compensate for disability-related disadvantages in studies and examinations.
Right to compensation for disadvantages
The Framework Examination Regulations for Universities of Applied Sciences (RaPO) of 17 October 2007, most recently amended by the ordinance of 6 August 2010, can be found in §5 (1) para. 1:
"Students who, due to a disability, are not able to take an examination in whole or in part in the intended form shall be granted compensation for disadvantages to the extent that this is necessary to establish equal opportunities."
Forms of compensation for disadvantages
Compensation for disadvantages can, for example, include (see also §5 (1) para. 2 RaPO):
Application for compensation for disadvantages
A written application must be made for compensation. The request should be submitted at the latest when registering for the examination. (Section 5 (2) RaPO)
The disability must be substantiated by a medical certificate. Pursuant to section 5 (3) sentence 2 half-sentence 1 RaPO, the examination board determines which information the medical certificate must contain.
The application must contain the following:
The average grade is a key selection criterion for the allocation of study places. For this reason, performance impairments which have prevented an applicant from achieving a better average grade when acquiring a higher education entrance qualification (e.g. entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences) are to be compensated for. If such circumstances and their effects are proven, the application for admission with an improved average grade can, under certain conditions, be included in the award procedure.
In the following cases, which are given as examples, a request to improve the average grade can generally be granted:
In the following cases, an application is generally unsuccessful:
Within the quota for hardship cases, only applicants for whom non-admission to the desired degree programme would mean exceptional hardship can be admitted.
Exceptional hardship is deemed to exist if special social, health or family reasons within the applicant's own person make immediate admission to the programme of study absolutely necessary. The rejection of the application for admission would have to entail disadvantages for the applicant which, if a strict standard were applied, would go considerably beyond the extent of the disadvantages usually associated with rejection.
Universities in Bavaria keep 2% of the study places free for so-called hardship cases. The application is therefore only eligible for a small number of people.
Hardship case application
Not every impairment, even if perceived as severe, justifies admission to a hardship case. Rather, the applicant must have such serious health, social or family reasons that even if particularly strict standards are applied, they cannot be expected to wait even one year for admission (exceptional situation).
The case of hardship must be proven by appropriate evidence (e.g. medical certificate, birth or death certificate, school education report, etc.).
For the winter semester, the complete application and supporting documents must be submitted by 15 July at the latest (summer semester by 15 January).
As a rule, a hardship application can be granted in the following cases, which are given as examples:
The expert opinion should contain statements on the origin, severity, course and treatment options of the disease as well as a prognosis on the further course of the disease and should also be comprehensible for non-medical people. Suitable additional proofs are, for example, the severely disabled person's pass, the assessment notice from the pension office and the notice of withdrawal from service from the Bundeswehr.
In the following cases in particular, the application is generally unsuccessful:
Rental Phonak Roger hearing aid set with telecoil (T-coil)
The system consists of a touch screen lecturer's microphone and a MyLink receiver with a neck loop containing an induction loop. The inductive field of the cord addresses the telecoil (T-coil) in your hearing aid and thus transmits the speech signal. Roger MyLink can be used with any hearing aid that has a telecoil. The Phonak hearing aid not only works with hearing aids, but can also be worn with headphones, which can also be borrowed.
Please make an appointment with the university's disability officer for questions regarding aids. If necessary, we will also help you to apply for other aids (e.g. sign language interpreter, technical aids).
Deggendorf Institute of Technology ensures that all new buildings and conversion projects are barrier-free and accessible to disabled people.
For prospective students with physical disabilities, we offer, in addition to personal counselling, a visit to the premises of the respective degree programme and other important locations (e.g. library, computer centre, canteen, toilets). This allows you to see for yourself whether the buildings and facilities are suitable for your needs. Individual solutions can also be worked out in cooperation with the administration.
There are three designated disabled parking spaces on the Deggendorf Campus: