International students with a disability

International applicants who live with the effects of long-term illness, significant injury or disability should indicate this fact on their application. By providing this information, you help us improve our services.

Categories you can select on the application


People who self-identify as deaf. These are usually people who use NZSL.

Hearing impairment

Any degree of hearing loss. Usually students who do not use NZSL.


People who self-identify as blind.

Vision impairment

People who self-identify as vision impaired.

Specific learning disability


  • Dyslexia (impaired reading abilities)
  • Dysgraphia (impaired writing abilities)
  • Dyscalculia (impaired mathematical abilities)
  • All other specific learning disabilities



  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological
  • All other medical impairments

Head injury

People who have experienced head injury involving loss of consciousness, such as traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury.

Mental health

Psychological or psychiatric impairments.


People with physical and/or mobility impairments.

Speech impairment

Includes speech impairments and speech disorders.

Temporary impairment

Includes temporary impairment or injury that is expected to last less than 6 months.

Other disability

If you highlight this box, specify the disability by filling in the text box.

Need additional support?

If you need additional resources or support contact the Student Hub