What is Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)?

For UK domiciled undergraduate and postgraduate students, Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can potentially provide 1:1 support, exam provision and extra equipment that you may need as a direct result of your disability. Evidence and diagnosis is required to apply for DSA, for example, a GP letter, clinical report, diagnostic educational report.

A ‘disability’ is classed as a physical, sensory or mental disability which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities (including education). To be considered long term, the effect of the disability must have lasted or be likely to last at least 12 months.

Please contact accessibility@aber.ac.uk for further information and/or check the web site of your funding body:

For students from England

For students from Northern Ireland

For students from the Republic of Ireland

For students from Scotland

For students from Wales

For International students and non UK residents, we can provide assessments based on relevant evidence for 1:1 support and exam provision. Please contact accessibility@aber.ac.uk for further advice.

If you are receiving funding from one of the UK Research and Innovation Councils, DSA applications can be made through the research organisation’s disability adviser, for more information see: https://www.ukri.org/our-work/developing-people-and-skills/

Contact for this page:
Student Support Services, Student Welcome Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3FB
Tel: 01970 62 1761/2087 Email: student-support@aber.ac.uk