Is this for me?

What does DSA pay for?

DSA only covers costs that are directly linked to aspects of your condition which affect your ability to study. This might include:

  • specialist equipment, for example a laptop/computer if you need one because of your disability*
  • non-medical helpers (NMHs), such as specialist study skills tutors, mentors or assistive technology trainers
  • extra travel costs because of your disability
  • other disability-related costs of studying, such as extra printing and photocopying.

(* Students must pay a contribution of £200 towards the laptop, which is provided to run DSA-recommended software, rather than course-related software. You can choose to pay more to upgrade the laptop, if desired.) 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a UK resident
  • be studying on an undergraduate or postgraduate course lasting at least a year
  • be eligible for Student Finance
  • have a disability, health condition (physical or mental), autistic spectrum condition or specific learning difference (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD) which affects your ability to study.