Going abroad with a handicap

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Erasmus+ student in Sweden,

„It is perhaps important to know that you can get a lot of support as a student with a disability, but you have to make arrangements for it in good time. This also applies in general: if you take action, are open and show interest, you will get a lot back - whether from hallway neighbours, lecturers or other students. You should get involved in Swedish culture and not just stay in the 'international bubble' if you want to get to know the real Sweden. It's worth it!“

Neither a disability nor a chronic condition should prevent you from implementing a stay abroad. The possibilities of a stay abroad with a handicap are just as numerous and varied as those of all students with wanderlust and we would like to encourage you to dare the adventure of a stay abroad.

Nevertheless, individual requirements or special needs may need to be considered and the process of planning a stay abroad may need additional care and attention to detail. For example, accessibility of accommodation and host institutions may play a role or additional costs may arise for preparatory travel, accommodation or individual support services. There are a variety of funding opportunities and scholarships.

Below, we would like to give you an initial overview of the various possibilities and support offers for your desired stay - to obtain further information on the respective exchange opportunity, simply click on the relevant section. Below you will find links to our contact details for individual consultations.

Erasmus+ student in Sweden,

„It is perhaps important to know that you can get a lot of support as a student with a disability, but you have to make arrangements for it in good time. This also applies in general: if you take action, are open and show interest, you will get a lot back - whether from hallway neighbours, lecturers or other students. You should get involved in Swedish culture and not just stay in the 'international bubble' if you want to get to know the real Sweden. It's worth it!“

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Studying in Europe

In addition to support from the host and home university, the Erasmus+ program offers financial support for students with a GdB of 30 or higher. More information here.

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Studying outside of Europe

Both at our partner universities and through the University of Potsdam, you will be supported before, during, and after your stay abroad. More information here.

Internship abroad

Internship abroad

In the case of an internship with an impairment, special requirements may apply, so prior consultation with and support from internship providers is key. More information here.

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Going aborad with EDUC

As Erasmus+ partner universities, all EDUC Alliance universities not only offer extensive support, but you will also receive special funding starting at a GdB of 30. More information here.

We are happy to be at your disposal for an individual consultation. You can reach us via phone, zoom and by e-mail:

Contact studying within Europe

Contact studying outside of Europe

Contact internship abroad

Contact EDUC

If you should have general questions about studying with a handicap or chronic condition at the University of Potsdam, please contact Robert Meile, Representative for Students with Disabilities:
E-Mail: meileuni-potsdamde