If you are awarded funding from one of the seven main Research Councils, you will be eligible to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) from your funding body. If you are a home student funded by a body that does not have Disabled Students' Allowances or if you are applying as a self-funded home graduate student with a disability you might be eligible for DSAs from The Students Loan Company to help support you in your graduate studies whilst at Cambridge.
Under UK legislation, the University is required to make reasonable adjustments to make the University accessible to disabled students. In addition, funding is available from the UK government to meet the additional costs of making adjustments for most home disabled students.
Since each case is assessed on an individual basis, it is very important that you make your requiremnts known to the University at the earliest possible opportunity in order that we can assist in working out what provision you might require and how it might be funded.
Applications for assistance with disability-related expenses can be made to the Snowdon Trust, the Disabled Students' Bursary Fund, and the International Disabled Students' Fund.