Compensation for disadvantages is always individually tailored to the impairment of the respective student and to the concrete obstacles to study. In concrete terms, this means that even if two students have a very similar form of impairment, the support required can be very different. The mere presence of an impairment does not automatically mean that there is also a disadvantage in studying.
The informal application must be submitted by the student in writing to the examination board in good time before the examination. In the application, the desired examination modifications must be named and reasons must be given as to why they are necessary. In addition, the limitations in study related to an impairment must be supported by appropriate evidence. The examination board will examine the claim for compensation of disadvantages and ensure that the requested modifications are necessary, suitable and appropriate in the specific individual case in order to realize equal opportunity examination conditions. The approved modifications must enable equivalent performance certificates that are in line with the content requirements of the examination regulations. Students must be able to acquire the competencies required by the respective examination regulations and demonstrate this knowledge through examinations. Thus, performance forms and examination conditions can be changed, but the performance objectives cannot.