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Students with Additional Needs

Information for Postgraduates

Students with medical needs

Financial support is available from the Crane's Charity medical support fund in the form of partial reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by students experiencing physical or mental illness. The treatment applied for should not be conveniently or readily obtainable under the NHS. (Contact your GP in the first instance).

You can find more information about the Crane's medical support fund here.

How to apply?

  1. Talk to your College Tutor about applying 
  2. Read the eligibility criteria on the link above to ensure you are eligible 
  3. Read the application guidance including looking at the details of the application form
  4. Use this hard copy version of the application form for draft purposes (view pdf) and to discuss your needs with your Tutor
  5. Once you have the support of your Tutor, you can apply online here 
  6. For further guidance at any stage, contact the Financial Welfare Officer (

Students with disabilities or students who are neurodiverse

Students with home fee status should apply for Disabled Students Allowance

You can access more information about  government support here:

Cambridge University's Accessibility and Resource Centre (ADRC) offers further support and advice for UK, EU and International students as well as information about other funds. If UK students require human support (e.g. note-takers, specialist mentoring) they should apply to the Reasonable Adjustments Fund. Students with international fee status can apply to the International Disabled Students’ Fund to fund their support. Here is some further information:

Financial Support for Postgraduates

Girton College offers a range of financial support to students

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