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Study and Work Abroad for All, 2003-2005, was a three year project funded by the Swedish Inheritance Fund (Allmänna Arvsfonden) that compiled information about over 1,100 universities and NGOs accepting persons with disabilities as students and trainees, respectively in over 60 countries.

This catalog contains information about university studies, traineeships and volunteer work for people with disabilities in Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

Our project, Training as Vehicle to Employment, has been contacting governmental organizations and institutions in a dozen European countries to establish if their trainee and internship programs are open to qualified people with disabilities. The results are published here.

Today, the catalog includes disability information from 788 universities, in 29 countries.

CountryUniversities with
information for students
with disabilities
Australia25 universities in Australia
Austria2 universities in Austria
Belgium4 universities in Belgium
Canada43 universities in Canada
China1 university in China
Costa Rica1 university in Costa Rica
Denmark3 universities in Denmark
Finland6 universities in Finland
France15 universities in France
Germany18 universities in Germany
Greece1 university in Greece
Hong Kong5 universities in Hong Kong
Ireland7 universities in Ireland
Italy9 universities in Italy
Japan4 universities in Japan
Mexico1 university in Mexico
Netherlands7 universities in the Netherlands
New Zealand7 universities in New Zealand
Norway6 universities in Norway
Portugal2 universities in Portugal
Singapore1 university in Singapore
South Africa4 universities in South Africa
Spain17 universities in Spain
Sweden32 universities in Sweden
Switzerland1 university in Switzerland
Taiwan1 university in Taiwan
Turkey1 university in Turkey
United Kingdom89 universities in the United Kingdom
United States475 universities in the United States

Disability policy advice for organizations

Use our disability information checklist for universities and for businesses to improve the information you provide for students and trainees with disabilities. We welcome comments on these.

If your organization has a policy for including people with disabilities among staff, volunteer workers and clientele and you would consider hosting trainees or volunteers with disabilities then please register.

About Study and Work Abroad for All

Study and Work Abroad for All was a three year Independent Living Institute project financed by the Swedish General Inheritance Fund (Allmänna arvsfonden) at the Swedish Ministry of Social Affairs. Project contacts were:
Nicoletta Zoannos and Philip Day. The goal of the project was to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international study, training and volunteer programs.