If a student has a long-term disability, and as a result of that disability they are obliged to incur additional expenditure in connection with their studies, they may be eligible for extra allowances, known as Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). All research council funded students are eligible for these allowances.
Disabled Students’ Allowances covers costs relating to additional general expenses, items of equipment, or non-medical assistance during the term of the studentship.
Research councils will consider meeting only those costs that are incurred directly and solely as a consequence of taking up a studentship to pursue postgraduate study. Please note: the research organisation hosting the studentship applies for DSA and not the student themselves. If you believe your are eligible for DSA, please discuss this with your supervisor or relevant university contact.