Study abroad advisor

Karolina Dymek

+49 (0)441 798-4669

Erasmus+ student mobility

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

Study abroad advisor for North and Latin America

Ann-Kristin Schuling

+49 (0)441 798-4668

Study abroad advisor for Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia

Roman Behrens


(Erasmus+) mobility for students with special needs

Christa Weers

+49(0)441 798-2438

Availability by phone
Tuesday 10–12.30 am and 14.30–16.30 pm
Thursday 10–12.30 am

Online office hours
Tuesdays from 10–11:
Advice on stays abroad within Europe (Erasmus+)
and Thursdays from 10–11: Advice on stays abroad outside Europe

The SSC – Student Service Centre (A12) is closed to the public. Please send original documents by post or use the post box in building V01 (Poststelle), Ammerländer Heerstraße 118.

Study abroad with a disability or a chronic illness

A disability does not rule out the opportunity for a stay abroad. For more information, visit us for a consultation and get advice on exchange programmes and funding opportunities to suit your circumstances.

Coronavirus and stays abroad in 2021

Preparatory trips for severely disabled students and interns

Due to the corona crisis, it is currently still unclear when European universities will start offering face-to-face teaching again. In order to enable as many students as possible to participate in mobility offerings, the German national agency DAAD now also supports preparatory trips for severely disabled students (from a degree of disability of 50). The funds are made available by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and serve to prepare for an Erasmus+ stay abroad in a programme country.

Information on the DAAD's general terms and funding conditions (in German)

How can I organize a stay abroad with a disability?

The Counselling for the disabled of the Student Service Organisation (Studentenwerk) can provide information (in German) on studying abroad for students with disabilities:

Our disability counsellor for students advises you on organising your studies around a disability/chronical illness and informs you about possible support compensations for disadvantages ("Nachteilsausgleich"): offers accessibility information for European universities as well as general information about studying abroad with disabilities.

To find out more about the destination country and partner universities, it is worth taking a look at experience reports from other students.

Financial support for your stay abroad

Students with a degree of disability (German: GdB) of at least 30 percent are eligible for additional funding through the Erasmus+ programme for additional costs resulting from their stay abroad.

Students who are funded in a DAAD programme (such as the PROMOS programme) can apply for the reimbursement of additional costs incurred abroad (maximum EUR 10,000).

A further option is to apply for a scholarship. Some foundations consider disabilities when awarding scholarships. In addition, there are scholarships which are exclusively for students with disabilities. The Servicepoint Scholarships at the University of Oldenburg offers links to several scholarship databases.

(Changed: 2021-07-05)