Student Finance for Academic Year 2017-18

To find out information on how to apply for DSA for the 17-18 academic year, please click on the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Student Finance England (SFE)

Full and part-time undergraduates in England are funded by SFE except those funded by the National Health Service (NHS) or who attend the Open University. Postgraduates in England are also funded by SFE except those funded by the NHS or a Research Council.

Information on Disabled Students Allowances (DSA):

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/EducationAndTraining/HigherEducation/DG_10034898

Guide to DSA:

SFE A Guide to DSA's 2016 17 (207 KB)

Student Finance Wales (SFW)

Full and part-time undergraduates in Wales are funded by SFW except those funded by the NHS or who attend the Open University.

Postgraduates in Wales are also funded by SFW except those funded by the NHS or a Research Council.

Information:

English

http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/new-students/201516-what-financial-support-is-available/extra-support/disabled-students-allowances.aspx#.V340_9IrJQI

Gymraeg

http://www.cyllidmyfyrwyrcymru.co.uk/myfyrwyr-newydd/pa-gefnogaeth-ariannol-sydd-ar-gael-yn-201516/cymorth-ychwanegol/lwfans-myfyrwyr-anabl.aspx#.V341X9IrJQI

Guide to DSA:

English

http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/media/9009/sfw_dsa_qg_1516_d.pdf

Gymraeg

http://www.cyllidmyfyrwyrcymru.co.uk/media/9039/sfw_dsa_qg_1516_w_d.pdf

NHS Student Bursaries (England)

Full and part-time undergraduates and postgraduates funded by the NHS in England

Information:

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/Documents/Students/DSA1_v4.2_Application_and_Guidance_for_Disabled_Students_Allowance.pdf

NHS Student Bursaries (Wales)

Full and part-time undergraduates and postgraduates funded by the NHS in Wales

Information:

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/Documents/Students/DSA1_v4.2_Application_and_Guidance_for_Disabled_Students_Allowance.pdf

Open University

Full and part-time undergraduates and postgraduates studying at the Open University

Information:

http://www2.open.ac.uk/students/help/overcoming-barriers-to-study-if-you-have-a-disability-or-health-condition

Research Councils

Postgraduate students funded by the research councils

Information:

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ResearchCareers/Pages/dsa.aspx

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

The list of suitable tests for the assessment of SpLD in Higher Education is a key part of the National Assessment Framework for Applications for Disabled Students Allowances. The purpose of the list is to promote quality and consistency in the Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) process. The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) has posted updated guidance for 2016 on its website. This can be accessed here:

http://www.sasc.org.uk/SASC_Default.aspx?id=2