If you are a UK student with a disability, medical condition or a specific learning difference (e.g. dyslexia) and you are a:
• full-time undergraduate registered on a degree programme
• part-time undergraduate registered on at least 25% of a degree programme
• postgraduate (subject to certain criteria)
you are eligible to apply for DSAs. You can find out more about DSA funding and download the application form (DSA1) online here.
Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales
If you normally live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales and are studying anywhere in the UK, your application for student finance will be dealt with by the authorities in your own region.
Please follow the links below for the relevant website:
Students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
The States of Jersey and Guernsey and the Isle of Man also provide support packages for disabled students'. Please click on the links below for more information:
If you are not ordinarily resident in the UK, you will not be eligible for the above funds. However, the University sets aside some funding to assist with additional costs international students may incur due to a disability. You are strongly advised to speak with a Disability Adviser before accepting your place to study.
Other financial support
If you cannot get the money you need to do a course from official or statutory sources, trusts may be able to help you. Each trust has its own eligibility criteria, so it is important that you make sure you meet the trust's criteria before you apply.