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Student Disability & WellbeingPart of Student Services

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

As a student with a disability, health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difference (SpLD), you may be eligible for additional funding through the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). The Disabled Students' Allowance is a non-repayable government grant to help cover costs related to your study, which you may have as a direct result of a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difference such as Dyslexia. Supporting evidence is required. 

To get the maximum benefit, we would encourage you to apply for your DSA as early as possible, either before or during your course. Contact the Student Disability and Inclusion team if you are unsure about the process or benefits. 

DSA Support Sessions

If you have any questions about the DSA process, are having difficulty with your application or with accessing you suppliers, we in the Student Disability & Inclusion team are here to support you.


One to one in-person or online Support Sessions:

Email us your availability for a one-to-one and your preference of in-person or online meeting to studenthub@soton.ac.uk and we will schedule this in.


DSA Drop in:

DSA Drop-in runs every Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm (excluding university closure) in The Student Hub, Building 37, Highfield. You can bring any of your DSA queries to us there.

Please be aware, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information on external websites.

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