Studying abroad when you have a disability

Last changed: 01 March 2023
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There are many different study abroad opportunities. If you receive study support for students with disabilities at SLU, you can most likely receive support if you study abroad.

The type of study support may depend on what the institution abroad can offer. Contact the university abroad in advance to find out how their support works.

  • Contact your coordinator at SLU if you need a certificate in English containing the recommended support for when you contact the university abroad.
  • Students with disabilities who go abroad and study as part of the Erasmus agreement can apply for additional grants to cover the costs for specific needs. This may apply to specialist transport, adapted accommodation, assistance, medical monitoring or adapted teaching materials. Contact for information.
  • A large amount of preparation is needed to complete the application documents, keep an eye on deadlines, find accommodation, apply for visas etc., so remember to start well in advance. Here you will find more information about studying abroad.
  • An international guide and searchable database with information about study and internship opportunities around the world can be found via the Independent Living Institute.


Study with disabilities

If you have questions about studying with disabilities that might affect your studies and how to apply for study support, contact us at

You can read more about studying with disabilities on the student web.