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Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)

Getting the DSA (video 5:00) gives an overview of the process of getting the DSA

For an overview and explanation, see  Government 

The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) is intended to finance 

  • equipment and software
  • a range of support

These are intended to facilitate your access to your studies and fulfil your potential at university.

Application forms for DSA

Apply for DSA funding as soon as possible because the process can take up to 4 months from initial application through to getting the recommended equipment and support.

Needs Assessments/ Information for Needs Assessors

You will need to have a Needs Assessment once your eligibility has been agreed. provides a full explanation of what a Needs Assessment involves and offers an online booking service. 

Information about costs for DSA Needs Assessors are proided in this document: Needs Assessors LSE Information - June 2017.

International or EU students

The Disability and Wellbeing Service is able to provide some funds to purchase equipment and support that can help you study more effectively.  You will need an Inclusion Plan to access this funding. 

Students with Physical Disabilities

The Snowdon Trust provides means-tested grants for equipment and other study-related needs.