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I need regular dialysis and am unable to attend all courses. But I want to pass the exam. Now what?

My physical constraints mean that I can only write very slowly - I therefore usually run out of time in written exams. Is a solution at hand?

These are just two examples of various obstacles that you may come across at university on account of your disability. In order to overcome these barriers and to ensure equal opportunities, all examination regulations at Münster University of Applied Sciences contain provisions to compensate for disadvantages.

What "compensation for disadvantages" means

Compensation for disadvantages is useful if you are disadvantaged on account of your disability when it comes to exams and study achievements. This way, the formalities governing an exam are adapted to your individual possibilities. Adaptations vary considerably depending on the illness and individual conditions.

Here are a number of examples:

  • Extra time (and allowance for breaks, if necessary)
  • A separate room
  • Change in type of examination (from an oral to a written exam, or vice versa)
  • Compensation for periods of absence in obligatory courses by completing alternative assignments
  • Provision of aids (of a technical or personal nature)

We will be pleased to provide advice in person

Would you like to apply for compensation for disadvantages, but are unsure about how to proceed or who to contact?

Are you unsure about which type of compensation for disadvantages is applicable to you, or would you like to find out whether you are entitled to apply?

We will be happy to advise you. You'll find our contact details here:

How to apply for compensation for disadvantages

Please submit your application for compensation for disadvantages to the Examination Office at your faculty. Your application should contain information about the disadvantages you have on account of your disability and which adaptations could be suitable for ensuring equal opportunities.

It may be useful to discuss this matter with your lecturers beforehand and to seek a suitable solution together. A differentiated medical certificate issued by a specialist must be enclosed with your application.

The examination committee decides whether or not applications can be approved.



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