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Undergraduate: Individual needs

Higher education is an inclusive environment where support can be provided to help you study. Find out more.
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Course providers welcome almost 30,000 disabled students each year, meaning there’s already lots of on-campus support available.

If you have a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty, it's a good idea to contact course providers to discuss what you might need as early as possible – even before sending your application.

Care leavers

There’s plenty of support in higher education for care leavers – with finances and accommodation, as well as help with settling in to your new surroundings.

Young adult carers

Higher education can give young adult carers the independence and skills they need for their chosen career.

Making your application

When you apply through UCAS, there are options to declare that you have a disability or you’re a care leaver.
  • Doing so means your chosen course provider can start to put the right support in place for you. This can include extra equipment, a scribe or support worker and adaptations to living arrangements.
  • Don’t worry about confidentiality – your information won’t be passed on without your permission.
  • Although if you’d rather not disclose at this stage, you can always tell your chosen course providers about your situation once you’re accepted – after your welcome email arrives – but check what support they have on offer first.


There’s specific financial support available for individual needs, as well as general support for studying in higher education.