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Advice for Disabled Students and Those with Chronic Illnesses

Office for Students with Special Needs at Freie Universität Berlin
Georg Classen
Tel.: +49 (0)30 838-55292
Thielallee 38, 14195 Berlin, Room 213
Office hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and by appointment

Advice for Disabled Students and Those with Chronic Illnesses from the Studentenwerk Student Union
Klaus-Peter Drechsel
Tel.: +49 (0)30 939 39 9020
Thielallee 38, 14195 Berlin

Berlin South Employment Agency Higher Education Outreach Team

The advisors on the higher education outreach team of the Berlin South Employment Agency provide guidance, advice, and support to students and graduates for up to one year after completing their studies and also function as a point of contact for students with disabilities and other special needs. The team’s offerings include orientation events regarding the requirements of the labor market, information on services provided by the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit), advice on the transition from studying to a career and on alternatives to higher education, and support for the application process in the form of training sessions and checks of application packages.

Berlin South Employment Agency Higher Education Outreach Team Liaison Office at Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 5555 77 1989
Thielalle 38, 14195 Berlin
Second floor, Room 212
Consultations by appointment; register by email

Central Placement Office (ZAV) for disabled graduates

The Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (Central Placement Office, ZAV) of the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit) helps “graduates with particularly severe disabilities” find jobs. The ZAV’s targeted cross-regional placement activities are intended as a supplement to local service for job seekers.

Informative tips and information on successfully starting a career are featured in the brochures titled “Erfolgreich bewerben” (Applying Successfully) and “Vermittlung von schwerbehinderten Akademiker_Innen” (Placement Services for Severely Disabled Graduates).

Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)
Villemombler Straße 78
53123 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228 / 713 - 13 13
Web: Zentrale Arbeitsvermittlung für schwerbehinderte Akademiker (SB-Akademiker)

Interessensgemeinschaft behinderter Studierendener an der FU Berlin (body representing the interests of disabled students at Freie Universität)

A wealth of information on topics including studying and starting a career and beyond is available from the website of the Interessensgemeinschaft behinderter Studierender an der Freien Universität Berlin (in German).