Students with disabilities: advice and the chance to talk to others

The Office for Disability Services, Central Student Advisory Office offers assistance with everyday student life as well as serving as a networking platform for exchange with other students.

Representative for Students with Disabilities

Our representative and his deputy will support you in organizing and optimizing your campus environment. They will also act as the strong link between you and the University. Whatever you need, they'll try and help. Whether it's making physical adjustments to a building, accommodating your needs in examinations or modifying studying regulations—they've got it down.

Advisory Services, Central Student Advisory Office

Academic Advisor, Romy Hoche and her team of assistants run the Office for Disability Services. Romy provides advice covering all areas of university life that include; choosing your degree and admissions, receiving organizational advice on matters such as taking a leave of absence or extending your period of study, coping with day-to-day challenges, and compensation for disadvantages.

Student assistants offer initial consultations and personal support in tackling everyday university life. Topics that they will help to cover include:

Consultation:
To arrange a personal appointment, please reach out to our team of assistants on +49 89 2180-5816 or send an email toBehindertenberatung@lmu.de.

Dipl.-Soz. Romy Hoche

Central Student Advisory Office

Student Advisory Services; Barrier-Free Studying

Send an email

+49 89 2180-5816

Daniela Gschnaidner, Janina Schreier, Pauline Uhl

Student assistants

Mon and Wed: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Tue, Thur and Fri: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Send an email

+49 89 2180-5816

Inclusion tutors

Our slogan "Studying with disabilities—you are not alone!" really does mean what it says. Firstly, many other of your fellow students are affected by disabilities. And secondly, help is always at hand in the form of our inclusion tutors. You are certainly not alone! Our tutors keep open lines of communication to the Office for Disability Services, individual faculties and their teaching staff. They are always there to put in a good word or provide a sympathetic ear. Looking for someone in the know when it comes to the unique circumstances you face in your faculty? Would prefer to have someone at your side as you tackle the removal of barriers? Or just looking for a friendly chat? Feel free to get in touch.

According to the guidelines laid out in the TutorPlus program, it's an inclusion tutor's role to act as liaison between students and teachers. And to keep channels to all faculties open as both contact person and inclusion expert.

You can get in touch with the Office for Disability Services via email. They will then put you in contact with an inclusion tutor.

We currently have inclusion tutors in the following faculties and departments:

  • Faculty of Protestant Theology
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Geosciences
  • Faculty of History and the Arts
  • Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Faculty of Languages and Literatures
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Economics

Special interest groups

The Interessengemeinschaft behinderter und nicht behinderter Studierender, IBS (Interest Group for Students with and without Disabilities) and other peer groups focus on improving conditions for students with disabilities and offer forums for in-depth discussions on a regular basis. IBS also has an advocacy role, and acts as point of contact for the University's administration.

IBS

In 2004, LMU founded the Interessengemeinschaft behinderter und nicht behinderter Studierende as the result of a collaboration initiated by Verena Bentele—a student living with blindness—with the ZSB's Office for Disability Services. This interest group has already had a major impact on improving conditions for studying at LMU. But we can't do this without your engagement. After all, it's your feedback, needs and suggestions that get translated into real change, improving things for students with disabilities over years to come.

Peer groups

Peer group meetings take place regularly and tackle a range of questions concerning specific disability groups. We currently coordinate peer groups for students with visual, hearing or mobility impairments as well as chronic and mental illnesses.

We'd be delighted to put you in touch with IBS and the different peer groups. Reach out to us at Behindertenberatung@lmu.de for more information.

Newsletter

With approx. 250 subscribers, our newsletter is designed to connect students with disabilities and provide a lively forum for exchange and networking. This is where you can share your own content, suggestions, networking opportunities and useful tips about managing a degree program with a disability.

If you're interested in subscribing to our free newsletter (in German), simply select the menu item "subscribe to newsletter" in the subject field, and enter your email address.

Other contacts

Dipl.-Soz. Päd. Michael Bayer

Alte Mensa
Helene-Mayer-Ring 9
Advisory Center, entrance h, 2nd floor
80809 Munich
Tel: +49 89 357135-32

Email: michael.bayer@stwm.de
Website: www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/beratungsnetzwerk/studieren-mit-behinderung/

Voluntary Disability Representative
City of Munich
Oswald Utz

Burgstraße 4
80331 Munich
Tel: +49 89 233-244 52
Fax: +49 89 233-212 66

Email: behindertenbeauftragter.soz@muenchen.de

Holger Kiesel

Winzererstraße 9
80797 Munich
Tel: +49 89 1261-2799
Fax: +49 89 1261-2453

Email: behindertenbeauftragter@stmas.bayern.de
Website: www.behindertenbeauftragte.bayern.de/

Service Center Munich

Bayerstraße 32
80335 Munich

Website: www.zbfs.bayern.de
Online-application for those with severe disabilities

District of Upper Bavaria
District Administration

Prinzregentenstraße 14
80538 Munich

Tel: +49 89 2198-01
Fax: +49 89 2198-11900

Email: servicestelle@bezirk-oberbayern.de
Website: www.bezirk-oberbayern.de

Application for assistance to attend a university

VIF
Vereinigung Integrations-Förderung e. V.

Klenzestraße 57
80469 Munich
Tel: +49 89 2015-460 oder -466
Fax: +49 89 2015-76

Email: vif-allgemein@vif-selbstbestimmt-leben.de
Website: www.vif-selbstbestimmt-leben.de

VbA Sebstbestimmt Leben e.V. (VbA, Independent Living e.V.)

Westendstraße 93
80339 Munich
Tel: +49 89 54 03 46 80
Fax: +49 89 54 03 46 85

Email: info@vba-muenchen.de
Website: www.vba-muenchen.de

Sozialverband VdK Bayern e. V.
County office Munich

Grillparzerstraße 16
81675 Munich
Tel: +49 89 890 832-0
Fax: +49 89 890 832-200

Email: kv-muenchen@vdk.de
Website: www.vdk.de/kv-muenchen