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Funding for students with disabilities

The Disability Support Office can advise on external sources of financial support and can help with making an application for these funds.

Disability Support Office
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7512/8518, +44 (0)161 275 2794 (minicom)
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 7018

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

If you are from England or Wales you may be eligible for a Disabled Students' Allowance for help with costs you may incur while attending your course as a direct result of your disability. Depending on your needs, extra support from the DSA could include:

  • Specialist equipment
  • A non-medical helpers allowance
  • Help towards the additional costs of traveling to your institution
  • A general allowance

Further information and a DSA application form are available from:

Research Council studentships include a Disabled Students' Allowance as part of their studentship package.

The Prospects Postgraduate Funding Guide contains a section on funding for students with disabilities, including advice for non-UK EU and international students, and is available on the Prospects website. The Guide also contains links to Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities and their range of information booklets.

You may also be able to secure some funding from charities, foundations or trusts: