Financial support is available for disabled full-time, part-time and postgraduate home students via Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).

DSAs can pay for specialist equipment, human support, travel or other extra costs (directly resulting from your disability or long term medical condition) that you may have in order to attend your course.

Please note: EU and international students are not eligible for DSAs, but if you are an EU /international student and have concerns about your finances, you can make an appointment to see a finance or disability & dyslexia adviser at your campus Student Centre.

Assessment of needs and the Maritime Assessment Centre

Having completed and sent your Disabled Students' Allowances form to the relevant funder, you will receive a request to attend an assessment of needs at an assessment centre to discuss appropriate support. You can attend your assessment of needs interview on campus at the Maritime Assessment Centre.

Getting started: applying for DSAs

About Disabled Students' Allowances
More information about Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).

Apply for DSAs
Information on applying for Disabled Students' Allowances

Assessment of needs

Assessment of needs
Information on what an assessment of needs involves.

Maritime Assessment Centre
Arrange for your assessment of needs interview at Maritime Assessment Centre.

Further information about DSAs

Your DSA
An informative website with advice about how to understand, apply for, and track your progress through the DSA process.