Students with Disabilities

The University of Reading has a policy of equal access and encourages all students to consider studying abroad. We will work with partner institutions to try to ensure that their Study Abroad Programme is accessible to everyone, where possible.

If interested in studying abroad we recommend that you liaise with your Study Abroad Coordinator, the Disability Advisory Service and the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office at the earliest opportunity. This way you can gain the support and guidance that you might need in any decision making.  

Erasmus+ Additional Funding

If you have a severe disability or exceptional special needs then you may be entitled to extra funding to cover associated costs on your Erasmus+ placement.

Funding is available (upon application to the Erasmus+ National Agency) for participants whose individual mental, physical or health-related condition is such that participation would not be possible without extra financial support.

Higher education students who need to apply for a special needs allowance should do so via their home institution, before the start of the academic year in which the mobility activity is scheduled to take place

To be eligible for the additional funding certain criteria must be met:

  • Participant must have an officially recognised disability or special need.
  • The application must be supported by a medical practitioner (verifying certain facts / information).
  • The application is submitted prior to the start of the mobility.

Student should enquire and apply via the Erasmus & Study Abroad Office (studyabroad@reading.ac.uk ) who will work with potential applicants and the Disability Advisory Service to complete and submit any application for funds.

Julia Boorman Award

The Award intends to support disabled students from Theatre Arts or History (in the broadest sense) with additional costs associated with undertaking travel abroad in connection with their programme of study.

These costs could include, for example, accommodation, general living or study costs, and fees. It is expected that the majority of applicants will be intending to undertake a course of study or work at an overseas university or organisation, but awards are not restricted to such activity.

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