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Graduate Admissions


Portal for applicants with a disability

Disabled Applicants

The University welcomes applications from disabled students, those with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), long-term health condition or mental health condition.

As at January 2018, more than 14 percent of our overall student population – including more than 1,100 postgraduates – had disclosed a disability.[1] 

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Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) provides advice, information and support to students with a disability. There are special advisers who can assist in providing information and appropriate support to enable you to obtain the service and equipment needed to facilitate your study here.

For additional information, please see the section on Disabled Applicants.

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Funding for Applicants with Disabilities

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 while at Cambridge.

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College Accessibility

If you have disclosed a disability, when considering your College choices you will need to think carefully about your accommodation requirements. Please note that most Colleges have a mixture of accommodation, much of which is not on-site. Even where a College appears to be fairly central, the accommodation it is able to provide may not be. Many Colleges are also historic buildings, with period features such as narrow staircases.

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