Mobility students with "special needs"
The University of Lucerne welcomes students with physical/mental disabilities or chronic illnesses and will also support incoming exchange students with special needs in organizing their semester abroad. If you are planning to come to the University of Lucerne for an exchange semester we advise you to contact the International Relations Office as soon as possible. Together with your home university and the Office of Equal Opportunities of the University of Lucerne we will gladly support you in finding a satisfying solution for your situation.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via phone +41 41 229 53 90 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found on the website of the Office of Gender Equality at the University of Lucerne.
Additional information about the opportunities for students with special needs to participate in the Erasmus/SEMP programme can be found on the following website of the ExchangeAbility project, which was initiated by the Erasmus Student Network.
How to start the planning process?
There is a lot to organize before your exchange semester starts - we are happy to support you to the best of our abilities. Use the following checklist to get an overview of what needs to be done.
Quotes from former mobility students
"I was doing a therapy in Switzerland; the IRO found a center for autistic people in Bern for me. So once a week I went to Bern to meet my mentor - with him I could discuss my plans for the future and also the daily paper work, which normally causes a lot of stress to me. It really helped me a lot."
"It takes a lot of courage to go abroad, especially when you have special needs, but once you do it, you will never regret it. "