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ZAB - Student Portal

the portal for students and Prospective students with disabilities, chronic or mental illnesses

Students with disabilities, chronic or mental illnesses

25.4% of all students at Bielefeld University

16% of all students at German universities


...65% of those affected study with a mental illness

...97% of those affected study with an impairment that is not immediately visible

...92% of those affected have difficulties organising and completing their studies and taking exams due to their impairment

...73% of those affected have experienced discrimination during their studies

...10% of those affected have an officially recognised degree of disability


10th General Student Survey Bielefeld University 2023
Steinkühler, Julia et. al. (2023): The student survey in Germany: best3. Studying with a health impairment. German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies GmbH (DZHW) (ed.). Hanover. PDF.

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