Students With Disabilites, Physical Impairments, or Chronic Illnesses

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria welcomes all students with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and mental health issues. We put support systems in place to assist those in need, and we strive to foster a learning environment where each student can reach their full potential. 

Who can get support?

We offer support for a wide range of disabilities:

  • Physical disabilities (E.g., restricted mobility, sensory impairments) 
  • Chronic illnesses (E.g., asthma) 
  • Partial performance weaknesses (E.g., dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia) 
  • Mental illnesses (E.g., depression, anxiety) 

We encourage students to contact the relevant people ahead of time, to make sure accommodations can be put in place promptly. We think it is important to give people with disabilities a chance to talk openly about the issues they’re facing and receive the help they need.

Who can you speak to?

The first point of contact for questions about the admission procedure and the course of study is the head of your degree programme. You can contact them about special requirements for taking exams, questions about coordinating timetables, and other issues related to your studies.

If you do not feel comfortable contacting the head of your degree programme directly, the members of the Gender and Diversity Management Conference (GDM-C) are available for questions and confidential discussions.

You can find their contact information here.

Need Some Help?

Other ways to access help can be found in the Need Some Help brochure. It contains information and, above all, contact information for people that can offer support when you are facing personal challenges and crises.


Campus Hagenberg

Mag.a Michaela Derntl

+43 5 0804 21000

Campus Linz

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Hubert Egger

+43 5 0804 52190
+43 5 0804 59000

Mag. (FH) Michaela Fehringer

+43 5 0804 54000
+43 5 0804 954000

Campus Steyr

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christine Ebner

+43 5 0804 33951
+43 5 0804 933901

Campus Wels

FH-Prof. DI DI Mag. Dr. Michaela Kröppl MSc

+43 5 0804 44025
+43 5 0804 944025