Find out more about what the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is, what is considered a disability, who is eligible for DSA and what support DSA can offer.
The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can fund costs you might have as a direct result of your disability whilst studying. It can be a really beneficial way to support you through university, and it is fully funded, so you will not have to pay anything back.
DSA is available to a wide range of disabled students, including those who:
You can apply for DSA if you have one of these disabilities or conditions, or you have two or more.
You could get DSA if you:
You can apply for DSA regardless of your age, household income or any other income.
You cannot get DSA if you:
Whether or not you receive support from the Disabled Students' Allowance, you can still access support and guidance from Disability Services at the University. We encourage you to register with us so that we can best support you.
DSA can provide you with a variety of support based on your individual needs, including:
It is advisable to apply as early as possible, as it takes a number of weeks to complete the DSA process.
You can apply at any point during your studies, including before you start. You can apply as early as March onwards for a September start.
If you need any further assistance, please email Disability Services at email@example.com.