Additional funding for disabled students
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA)
UK students may be eligible to apply to their
funding body for DSA, a grant for disabled students to cover the
cost of recommended study support strategies. This may be help with the cost
of a non-medical helper, major items of specialist equipment
and additional technology. The DSA is for full-time and part-time
undergraduates and postgraduates and is not means tested. You
can apply before you start your course.
If you are funded by Student Finance
England, forms for DSA and information are available at:
For students funded by other bodies, below are the links for your
I've already applied for DSA and I am eligible, what now?
My letter says to book an
Assessment of Need
How do I
order my equipment?
What does my non-medical helper do?
Snowdon Awards Scheme
Anybody, including international and part-time students with physical or sensory impairments in
higher education can apply for this grant to provide equipment
and support that cannot be funded from other sources.
Funding for disabled international students
The DSA is only available for UK students who meet certain
residence conditions. Students from other EU countries or overseas are
not eligible to apply. If this applies to you, you should
us to discuss
Disability Home Page
Other funds & bursaries links
Funds and bursary schemes
Extra help for students with children and/or other
Adult Dependants Grant