Study abroad having a disability
Are you interested in studying abroad or in coming to KTH as an exchange student or master student? There are several opportunities for students with disabilities to receive support during your studies.
For KTH students interested in studying abroad
There are several universities in different countries that provide opportunities for students with disabilities. If you have a permanent disability and receive support during your studies at KTH, you might also have the opportunity to receive support during your studies abroad.
If studying abroad sounds exciting to you, there is more information about what it means and how to proceed on KTH's page about studying abroad. Information about studies abroad
Many Universities and University colleges have coordinators for students with disabilities. Contact your international coordinator for guidance. The international coordinator at your program can help you find out what support the university you are interested has to offer.
Keep in mind that you might need to prepare a medical certificate or speech therapist statement in English before departure. If you need a certificate that shows what support you have at KTH, you can contact Funka and request a certificate in English or Swedish.
If you have a physical disability and you might need accessibility adaptations in the physical environment or if you need sign language interpretation during your studies, it’s important that you contact your international coordinator and Funka at KTH well in advance, to hear what opportunities there are at the different universities.
There are a number of different scholarships and grants to apply for when studying abroad. There is also extra financial support for any additional costs to apply for students with disabilities. Information about funding for exchange studies
For students coming to KTH from abroad
Students who come to KTH from abroad and have a permanent disability can receive support in their studies. To get support in your studies, you need to apply for this to Funka. Information on how apply for compensatory support
If you do not have a Swedish social security number, please be sure that your medical certificate specifies both your name and your date of birth on the certificate.
If your medical certificate is in a language other than Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English, you need to present a certificate that has been translated from a certified translator. The translation must be done in English or in Swedish. Another alternative is that you talk to your local healthcare provider and ask them to write a certificate in English for you, before coming to Sweden.
If you have a physical disability and you might need accessibility adaptations in the physical environment or if you need sign language interpretation during your studies, it’s important that you contact your international coordinator and Funka at KTH well in advance.
Keep in mind that you might need to bring the medicine or the mobility aids you might need throughout your stay in Sweden. Some healthcare in Sweden might mean extra costs for you.