Students with access needs

UCC welcomes applications from students and staff with access needs. We strive to support all students and staff so that they can take full advantage of mobility arrangements within Erasmus+ and other mobility programmes. Please read the instructions below carefully for further information in order to learn more about how to apply for access needs support.

 

Support for Erasmus+ exchange students

1. Information about Erasmus+ Mobility Scheme.

Staff and Students studying at various higher education institutions may participate in Eramus+ Mobility Schemes. Please ask your HOME Institution for further information.

2. Information about Erasmus+ Access Needs Support

About the grant: Students studying at UCC under Erasmus+ are eligible for a supplementary grant via the Erasmus+ Special Needs Support programme. The Erasmus+ supplementary grant is an additional grant beside the Erasmus+ grant for staff and student mobility, including study mobility or Erasmus+ work placements (traineeship), to support covering the cost of additional access needs (such as accessible accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, accompanying person or personal assistance) of students and staff with disabilities. This additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs.

Eligibility: This additional funding is available for participants with conditions relating to physical or mental health.

In general: The sending institution should ensure that the necessary arrangements are made with the receiving institution in order to meet the access and learning needs of the individual student.

 

At application stage - Incoming Students - Participating in Erasmus+ mobility Programme at UCC

1. Your Erasmus+ mobility – plan ahead:

Ask the Erasmus+ coordinator at your own HOME INSTITUTION about the application procedure of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme and Erasmus+ Special Needs Support (for example, the application deadline, and where to find and submit your application form).

2. Who can help you at your HOME Institution? (sending institution):

Ask the International Coordinator and Disability Officer (if there is an appointed person at your institution) for further information about the mobility opportunities.

3. Who can help you at the HOST Institution? (receiving institution):

Write to the International Coordinator for further information about accessibility options at UCC. The international coordinator will contact the disability officer at UCC.

4. Who to contact:

In order to find the right solutions for you, it essential that you and the international coordinator at your HOME INSTITUTION (sending higher education institution) contact the UCC International Coordinator in time for them to put in place any support services you may require during your mobility period.

5. Access Needs Assessment:

The UCC International Coordinator will work with you and a UCC Disability Officer to identify the services UCC is able to provide and the estimated cost. It is essential that all your access needs and their costs (because of the impact of your condition or disability) are explained and justified. The needs assessment can progress more successfully if UCC can fully understand what you need to complete a study exchange at UCC.

6. Information provision about services & accessibility for you and your HOME INSTITUTION:

UCC will send all relevant and available support, accessibility information, and a cost estimate to you and your HOME INSTITUTION, who can assist you in applying for additional support from Erasmus+.

7. Procedure for the assessment of your application for the Erasmus+ supplementary grant: 

Your HOME INSTITUTION and/or your National Agency will assess your application and will decide on the additional amount you may receive. It is essential that all your access needs and their costs (because of the impact of your condition or disability) are explained and justified.

8. Disclose your access needs to the UCC Accommodation Team:

Incoming students must also notify the UCC Accommodation Team about any specific requirements. This will enable the Accommodation Team to prioritize accommodation according to your needs.

 

Support for non - EU/EEA Erasmus+ exchange students

1. Eligibility:

As a non-EU/EEA exchange student in Denmark, you are not eligible to receive additional financial support from UCC or the Danish authorities.

2. Information Provision:

We are, however, happy to assist you in identifying relevant services you may need and the estimated cost.

3. Who to contact:

In order to find the right solutions for you, it essential that you and the international coordinator at your HOME INSTITUTION (sending higher education institution) contact the UCC International Coordinator in time for them to put in place any support services you may require during your mobility period.

4. Access Needs Assessment:

The UCC International Coordinator will work with you and a UCC Disability Officer to determine the services we are able to provide and the estimated cost.

5. Information Provision about services & accessibility for you & your HOME INSTITUTION:

UCC will send all relevant available support and accessibility information to your HOME INSTITUTION, who can assist you in applying for additional support from your own institution and your local/regional/national authorities.

 

Information of Accessibility of Teaching and Learning Environment at UCC

1. Physical Accessibility on UCC campuses:

UCC’s international courses are offered at two different locations: Campus Carlsberg and Campus Nordsjælland. Both campuses conform to current national building rules on accessibility.

2. Teaching & Learning Environment at UCC:

Once you are admitted to UCC, please contact the UCC International co-ordinator and the  Disability Officer for further detailed information about the accessibility of courses.

3. Social Life during your mobility programme:

Once you are admitted to UCC, please contact the UCC student services, who can provide you with further detailed information about the accessibility of extra-curricular activities. You may also find it helpful to read about the accessibility of public places in many European cities, which you can find here: WHEELMAP,  JACCEDDE  or ENAT - the European Network for Accessible Tourism.

4. Further networks and sources of information:

If you need any further information, you might like to read about the A-Z THE ABC GUIDE TO INCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY FOR ALL by EAIE ACCESS & Diversity Group, projects like ExchangeAbility and the MappED, or the ENIL Youth Network, which is a European platform bringing together young disabled people. If you are a non-EU/EEA incoming international student, you and your HOME INSTITUTION may find it useful to read the information provided by MIUSA.