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Graduate Admissions

 

The University of Cambridge welcomes applications from disabled students including those with a specific learning difficulty or a long-term health condition (including mental health difficulties) and considers them on the same academic grounds as all other candidates.

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) offers guidance, information and support to prospective students, applicants and current students with any impairment/disability or health condition, including those with:

  • specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyspraxia)
  • physical/mobility impairments (including people with upper limb disorder/WRULD)
  • sensory impairments (eg hearing, visual)
  • mental health conditions (eg depression, anxiety disorder)
  • long-term health conditions (eg cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy)
  • Asperger syndrome, autism and ADHD

The collegiate University has a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled students diagnosed with any of the above, and we're keen to ensure these can be put in place to support you when applying to and studying at Cambridge.

Your application will not be adversely affected by declaring a disability, and it will be processed in exactly the same way as any other application.

Disclosing your Disability

If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty or long-term health condition, you are encouraged to disclose this in your application. The Equal Opportunity section of the application form collects basic information on your disability, if you wish to provide further information you may do so in the same section.

This information is circulated to departments and Colleges along with the rest of your application, but will not negatively impact the academic decision on whether to make an offer of admission, or to make an offer of College membership.

The information is used to inform the departments and Colleges so that any reasonable adjustments can be made, e.g. by the Colleges, in the event that the department wishes to organise an interview, or if you have specific requirements which might need to be taken into account during your studies or examinations.

Other things you may need to consider before applying include:

  • funding arrangements for equipment and assistance
  • personal assistance/non-medical helper requirements
  • examination allowances
  • accommodation access requirements