Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is designed to cover any extra costs or expenses you may have while studying arising from your disability, health condition or specific learning difference.

Awarding Body
Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Student Finance England
Student Finance Northern Ireland
Student Finance Wales
Dependent on individual circumstances
Quantity of Awards
One application per student, per academic year.


You do not need to be claiming tuition fees and/or living-costs support in order to claim DSA


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus
  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Subject Area

  • All Subjects

Other Requirements

Applicants must have met the conditions set out by your funding body.

For more information on the eligibility criteria, contact the Inclusion Centre to discuss your individual circumstances.

How to Apply

Students should apply online through the appropriate Student Finance website:

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