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Support for disabled international PhD students in the UK

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LJ010
LJ010 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 7 in Education
Hi, it's nice to join your community. I'm an international PhD student in her final year and I developed a disability whilst in the UK. As I have "no recourse to public funds" status, I am unable to access the DSA or any government benefits. I would really appreciate if anyone knows of any charity, trust, or organisation that is able to offer financial support without borders. Many thanks!

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @LJ010

    Welcome to the community! :) Does your university have a international disabled students fund? The other avenue I could suggest is a charity related to your disability. They may have more knowledge of help for international students or even know of help locally? 
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  • LJ010
    LJ010 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hello Hannah! Thank you so much for your reply. Yes indeed many universities have allocated funds for disabled students with no access to public funds but unfortunately Coventry doesn't :S If you hear of anything please do let me know. Xx

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