The university’s approach to dealing with impairments and the right to disadvantage compensation are governed in the academic regulations which apply without exception to any and all education as well as continuing and executive education programmes.
Affected students are required to file a formal request (in writing) for disadvantage compensation with their head of programme. The request must include proof of the impairment, which may consist of a detailed medical report or statement from a qualified specialist body.
Students may consult their head of programme or the “barrier-free” contact point for prior advice and/or support in drafting their formal request for disadvantage compensation. At the student's request, the "barrier‐free" contact point can make a recommendation to the head of the programme.
The provision of disadvantage compensation is done on a case-by-case basis and is the head of programme’s responsibility. It is a collaborative effort between all parties involved and, if required, with the advice and support of the "barrier‐free" contact point. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts guarantees confidentiality to the students involved in the process.