Specific information for students with disabilities

All the participating universities of the EMGS Consortium foresee the compensation of disabled students. The schemes and the various options are mentioned in the documentation concerning the examination of the participating universities (please also note the examination regulations).

The Leipzig University and 5 other European universities are contributing to the research project "EADHE" (Measures for the treatment of impairments at European Universities). The target of this project is to capture the structural needs of differently abled students and to give recommendations to the universities and establish an European network. Further information on the project is to be found here. Leipzig University has also set-up a specific website informing about the support services for students with disabilities. The website can be assessed here.

The Roskilde University offers a scheme called Special educational support (SPS) designed to ensure that students with physical or mental disabilities can complete a higher education on an equal basis with others. Function Reductions could include dyslexia, hearing or motion paralysis, blindness or mental disability. Also help in relation to the physical environment is included in the SPS scheme. Information on the scheme and the various options are found at Roskilde University website. Higher education students who have a permanent mental or physical disability can get a disability allowance next to their governmental study grant.

The same applies to the other partner universities and also the non-European partners have comparable rules in force. Students that need support in this matter are kindly asked to contact the local co-ordinators, who will put them in contact with the relevant offices at the universities and support them in arranging the necessary adjustments to the study plan.

In case of the non European partner universities both local coordinators and the consortium's coordinator inform the non-European university about the concrete disabilities and the student about the concrete institutional setting of how to get assistance.