Support for disabled students studying abroad at another university

We can liaise with your host university to make sure the support you need is put in place.

Study Abroad is the chance to experience a period of time overseas during your studies with us. It could be:

  • A semester abroad
  • The Year in China
  • A summer programme during the summer holidays
  • A compulsory year abroad for students studying a modern language.

Spending time abroad is a great opportunity. Now you've decided you want to go abroad as part of your degree, we advise you to plan in advance. Remember that not everywhere has the same type or level of support available. You'll also need to be aware of issues relating to working or studying within a different culture.

How can we support you?

Support for disabled students can vary widely from country to country, so it’s important to us that you make informed choices.

For advice and guidance, it is important to speak to a member of the Global Opportunities team about your choices of university as they will be able to provide appropriate assistance to inform these choices.

We work closely with the Global Opportunities team and most partner universities will need us to share your support needs, which we can do by providing a copy of your Student Support Information Sheet.

If you do not currently have a Student Support Information Sheet, but will require adjustments at your host University, we would encourage you to contact Disability Advice and Guidance to ensure your support needs are identified and can be communicated at the earliest possible opportunity.

Financial support

If you are going to a host university, there may be additional financial support available to you. The Global Opportunities team will assist you in applying for this.

Speak to a Disability coach

If you are unable to find the answer to your query on our web pages, please visit our Disability Coaches drop-in during term time from 11am-3pm in the Alsop Building, University Square (no appointment needed).