STUDYING ABROAD WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITY
Once per semester the International Office and the Representative for students with (health) impairments and chronic diseasesoffer a special info-session for students with special needs who are interested in a semester abroad (studies, internships). Here you will find an overview of the dates of the information events of the International Office.
Furthermore, you can make an individual appointment. This way we can counsel you according to your needs.
Students with a disability or chronic illness can receive a special additional financial compensation for a stay abroad (study/internship), when they receive a grant for their stay abroad:
Webpage of the national Erasmus Agency (DAAD): https://eu.daad.de/infos-fuer-einzelpersonen/foerderung-fuer-studierende-und-graduierte/sonderfoerderung/de/51277-sonderfoerderung-fuer-studierende-mit-behinderung/ ==> please choose "ab Projekt 2021"
Prerequisite: Degree of disability of at least 20% or chronic illness that creates an additional need abroad
Proof needed: Handicapped ID, official letter from the "Landessozialamt" or oder medical certificat
Possibility 1: Special financial support as a top-up
Verification by declaration of honor ==> additional verification can be requested, e.g. B. Severely handicapped ID, notice from the state social welfare office, medical certificate
In addition to the monthly country rate (from SS 2023: country group 1 600 €, country group 2 540 €, country group 3 490 €), participants receive a monthly "top-up" for students with "fewer opportunities" of 250 € (additional top-up of 150 € for internships).
Possibility 2: Special funding via a real cost application
Evidence of this is provided by a severely handicapped ID card, notification from the State Social Welfare Office or a doctor's certificate + proof of costs
Individual application (together with the International Office), where the extra costs caused by the stay abroad are specified
Must be submitted to the national Erasmus Agency (DAAD) 2 months before the start of the stay abroad.
The national agency then checks the application and approves the funding accordingly.
Possible funding: preparatory trips (incl. accompanying person) and additional costs related to being abroad during mobility up to 15.000 €/semester and 30.000 €/year
Accounting and storage of the original documents by University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
You will find general information about the Erasmus programme under the following links:
Erasmus grant for a study stay abroad
Erasmus grant for an internship abroad
Prerequisite: PROMOS scholarship holder with degree of disability of at least 50% or chronic illness
Up to 10,000 € for a period of up to 6 months to cover the extra costs (including costs for an assistant), where no other funding is possible
Calculation of the extra costs (e.g. for travel, necessary local trips, accomodation, medical care, didactic media) through comparison with expenses of people without disability
Handing in of the application (with the help of the International Office) at least two months before the start of the stay abroad ==> Please inform the International Office as soon as possible, if you have a disability and plan to hand in a PROMOS application
The following documents are needed:
- Recection of the statutory health insurance or other insurance to cover the costs
- Copy of your severely handicapped pass
- For people with chronic illness: medical certificate with description of the medical needs
- Further documents explaining the need and adequacy of the additional expenses
General information about the PROMOS programme can be found under the following links:
PROMOS grant for a study stay abroad
PROMOS grant for an internship abroad
Programmes with direct application at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
E.g. HAW International, DAAD Jahresstipendien (scholarships for a full year), DAAD Kombinierte Studien- und Praxissemester (for combined study and internship stay abroad)
As for PROMOS, selected scholarship holders can apply for additional funding for extra costs abroad due to a disability or chronic illness of up to 10,000 €.
Further information: https://www.daad.de/de/der-daad/mobilitaet-mit-behinderung/
Hereyou will find more information regarding these programmes.
Here are some other useful links:
Praxisbeispiele Sonderförderung: https://eu.daad.de/infos-fuer-hochschulen/beispiele-aus-der-praxis/engagiert/gelebte-praxis-erfahrungsberichte/de/
https://inclusivemobility.eu/ ==> The European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies and ministries for education to international students.
https://wheelmap.org/ ==> Find wheelchair-accessible places worldwide