Incoming International, Visiting and Erasmus Disabled Students
You are encouraged to contact the Disability Service in Trinity in advance of accepting your place so that we can assist you with your plans and advise you of the types of support available.
Disabled students studying abroad can face additional challenges and may avail of reasonable accommodations and support while studying at Trinity. You are encouraged to contact the Disability Service in Trinity in advance of accepting your place so that we can assist you with your plans and advise you of the types of support available. Please email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should apply for reasonable accommodations with the Disability Service as soon as you register for your Trinity course. Information on applying for reasonable accommodations can be found on our Application for Reasonable Accommodations webpage. You will need to upload Evidence of Disability when applying for reasonable accommodations in Trinity.
- A letter listing your exam accommodations is not sufficient.
Reasonable accommodations that apply in your home country may not be applicable in Trinity. Trinity has specific policies and guidelines for providing reasonable accommodations. We strive to ensure that all students receive accommodations that are appropriate and fair, while also meeting the academic standards of our institution. We want to be transparent about the accommodations that we can provide, and to clarify that we are not able to offer double time for exams. However, we do offer 10 minutes per hour, which we believe is a reasonable and appropriate accommodation for many students. We encourage you to review our Reasonable Accommodation Policy and Examination Guidelines. These documents provide further details about the accommodations that we offer and the process for requesting such accommodations. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Disability Service by emailing email@example.com.
- Evidence of disability must be provided in English.
- Evidence of disability not originally in English must be translated by a professionally recognised translator.
Funding for International students
It is recommended that you contact the Disability Service in Trinity in advance of accepting a place at Trinity, so we can advise you of the types of support available. Incoming International and Erasmus, visiting or exchange students should apply for funded support in their home country and/or home university in advance of arrival.
Students from the UK (England, Scotland, and Wales) are not eligible for support that may have been recommended in their Disability Student Allowance application in the UK. Disabled students from the UK will be able to apply for disability supports offered to all other students, but no funded support on the DSA application will be discussed. Please make sure to review disability supports provided by Trinity and exam accommodations (e.g. human note takers are now replaced, wherever possible, by the use of relevant assistive technology) when deciding on studying abroad.
Northern Ireland Disabled Students' Allowances
Northern Ireland Disabled Students' Allowances provide extra financial help over and above any reasonable adjustments made by a Higher Education Institution. Students should get a DSA needs assessment carried out by a DSA recommended provider in Northern Ireland and ensure this needs assessor makes themselves aware of the disability supports provided (e.g. human note takers are now replaced, wherever possible, by the use of relevant assistive technology and the purchase of equipment supported via DS NI should be bought directly by the student and is not supported by Trinity DS). If a student requires one-to-one specialist supports it is advisable that this is organised by external providers.
Services not funded by Trinity or external funding bodies
Trinity funding does not cover expenditure for personal care, medical treatment/supplies or other supports required outside study/course contact hours or the academic year, including those that can reasonably be expected to be provided by another agency such as the local health service where you are ordinarily resident. For further information on out-of-hours and non-academic personal care please visit our Out of Hours and Non-academic Personal Care webpage.
NON-EU students must apply through the academic registry.