On this page you will find information on accessibility options at the university of Göttingen, commonly referred to as “Barrierefreies Studium” (barrier-free studying). A barrier is anything that prevents people from fully participating in society or in their field of study. In the following text, we will introduce you to some contact persons, institutions and other useful information. In addition, we are of course available for more detailed questions and personal concerns during our office hours and by e-mail.
Your contact point at the university for questions about accessibility and studying with disabilities is the Representation for Students with Disabilities (Vertretung für Studierende mit Beeinträchtigungen, VfSB). The VfSB advocates for the interests of students with disabilities, chronic illnesses, neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, autism…) and mental illnesses at the University of Göttingen. The representation meets every 2 weeks on Monday from 6 to 8 pm.They are also available as a contact for questions about and problems in your studies. They can be contacted by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram at vfsb_goettingen.