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Undergraduate Study

Disabled group of students sitting in the accessibility area

We welcome you to apply to study at Cambridge if you are disabled.

We are committed to supporting disabled students - around 20% of our undergraduates have a disability. This includes students with:

  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder – ADHD
  • Autism
  • Sight loss or those who are blind
  • Hearing loss or those who are d/Deaf
  • Unseen disabilities and long-term health conditions
  • Mental health conditions
  • Mobility and physical impairments
  • Specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia)

If you're thinking about applying to Cambridge

Find out about the location and accessibility

We encourage you to come along to an open day to visit your College, department or faculty before you apply. This is the best way to check where they're located and that they can meet your needs.

You can also find out about building accessibility for each College, department and faculty.

Explore your accommodation options

You'll live and socialise at the College you apply to. Decisions about accommodation are made by individual Colleges.

The Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC) will ask you about any access requirements you may have. But you should contact your chosen College as soon as possible if you have any specific requirements.

You can find out more about accommodation on each College's website. Find out how to choose a College or contact a College.

If you decide that a particular College meets your specific requirements, we recommend that you apply to that College instead of making an open application.

Tell us about your disability

Our application process is fair, accessible and inclusive. If you're disabled, your application will be assessed in the same way as any other application.

Please let us know about your disability in your UCAS application. You can also tell us about your disability at the end of the My Cambridge Application and in the Extenuating Circumstances Form. You will be asked about any adjustments you might need for interview (like extra time) at a later stage, so you don't need to submit those via the Extenuating Circumstances Form.

It's good to let us know about your disability as early as possible, even if you don't think you'll need any support to begin with. This is the best way to make sure we can support you if:

If you're taking an admission assessment that you need to register for in advance, you might need to tell us about your disability before you apply so we can make any adjustments you might need.

Already submitted your UCAS application or My Cambridge Application? Don't worry, you can tell us about your disability at any time.

Find out more about sharing your disabilities in the UCAS application.

Ask for alternative document formats

Contact us if you’d like to see the course pages in alternative format.

Get in touch with the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre (ADRC)

If you disclose your disability in you UCAS application, our ADRC team will get in touch with you before you start the course.

If you're about to start your course, go to the ADRC website to: