When you apply to King's you will be asked in your application form whether or not you wish to declare a disability. If you are disabled, have a long-term medical or mental health condition, and/or a specific learning difference (such as dyslexia), we would strongly encourage you to disclose this in your application form. We can then provide you with any additional information and support that might prove helpful.
Do I have to disclose at the point of application?
We strongly advise that you make sure you disclose this information at the point of application in order to ensure you are provided with the support you may need in time for the start of your programme. You may disclose information at any later stage (except for programmes requiring an Occupational Health check) but be aware that this could delay arrangement for support when you start the programme.
How will disclosure affect my application?
Your application will be considered based upon your academic merit and potential for your chosen programme and no presumptions are made about a disability and how it may affect you in relation to your chosen course.
Students on some programmes with 'fitness to practise' criteria (for example Medicine MBBS, Nursing, and Midwifery), will also be required to complete an occupational health questionnaire if they are successful in gaining an offer.
How do I arrange support for when my studies start?
If you are made an offer by King's usually in the Spring we will invite you to provide further details about any specific support you might need. It’s important that you engage with this process, as simply declaring a disability on your application form will not automatically mean that support is provided. You can also contact the central Disability Advisory Service or the relevant School Disability Adviser for advice before arriving at King's to start your programme.
Before you join the College, you may also want to read the Student Services team's guidance on managing life transitions.
Who should I contact about my requirements for College accommodation?
King's Residences has further guidance for those with special requirements for their housing.
I am an international student – will this affect the support available to me?
The Disability Advisory Service is available for all students, and it is important that you discuss your needs with us. We recognise that it may be more difficult to physically visit the campus before arriving, so please to contact us to discuss us as early as possible before the start of your course with any queries.
Although you may not be eligible for the same disability-related funding (DSA) as students with ‘Home/EU’ fee status, please note that you may be eligible for the King’s International Students’ Disability Fund (ISDF).