Students with additional support needs

We encourage all students to have an international experience as part of your degree at the University of Glasgow.

Before submitting an application, once you have been accepted, and again while you are away, make sure to keep in touch with:

  • Disability Services at the University of Glasgow.
  • The Go Abroad team. Disclose any additional support needs on your application so we can work with you and your allocated host university to ensure a smooth transition.

Look at our list of study exchange destinations. Check for the links to the support services available at our partner university and research this carefully before you apply.

Once allocated a place at a partner university, you must also apply directly to your host. Ensure you disclose any disability or pre-existing condition on your application to them so they can put any provisions in place.

Erasmus+ Traineeship applicants should contact your host if you require additional support.


Your benefits

Going abroad for an extended period of time may have an impact on your eligibility for any Disability or other benefits you currently received. We recommend checking with the SRC Advice Centre.

Additional grant – Erasmus+

Students or staff with physical, mental, or other health-related conditions going abroad through the Erasmus+ programme (in Europe or through International Credit Mobility) may be eligible for an additional grant to supplement your regular Erasmus+ study, traineeship, or staff mobility grant.

What are your support needs?

Areas that could be eligible for Erasmus+ mobility support, according to individual needs, include (but are not limited to):

  • adapted accommodation,
  • travel assistance,
  • medical attendance,
  • supportive equipment,
  • adaption of learning material,
  • an accompanying person, etc.

How to apply for the Erasmus+ grant?
The Go Abroad team will work with you and Disability Services to submit an application for additional funding on your behalf. You will be asked to indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions, in order to apply for the Erasmus+ special needs support grant.

Please contact the Go Abroad team as soon as you are accepted.

Equality and Diversity

Remember that different countries do not necessarily have the same laws and customs that you are familiar with in the UK. This includes protections under the Equality Act 2010.

If you identify with a protected characteristic group we advise you research the local laws, customs and support provision for minority groups. This includes if you have a disability, are LGBT or from a minority faith or ethnicity in your destination country.