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Students with Disabilities

Tips and Key Facts - Tips for the Admissions Process - More Information

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to study in the US. We also hope you will consider applying for a Fulbright award and using our advisory service as you do so!

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) is supported by the US Department of State to provide information to international students with disabilities. To help you get started, we have summarised several tips and key facts from their website below. If you require any additional information or assistance accessing the information on our website, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting us on

Read on for tips and key facts, tips for the admissions process and more information. Not sure studying abroad is right for you? In addition to our why study in the US section, you may be interested in reading the success stories of international students with disabilities who have studied in the US, including Sile O’Modhrain, a Fulbright scholarship recipient from Ireland.

Tips and Key Facts








Tips for the Admissions Process










For more tips on travel to the US, see the NCDE’s webpage on airline tips and living in the US with a disability.

More Information

For more information on applying to US universities with a disability, visit the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange website, the websites suggested by the Association on Higher Education and, the College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities guidebook, the US university’s admissions or office of disability support services offices, or our staff at

If you have any suggestions on how to make our services or website more accessible, please do not hesitate to get in touch.