On this page you will find DSA forms available for download (SFE, SAAS, NI, Wales and NHS), which can be filled in prior to you returning them to the Disability and Dyslexia Service. If you wish to apply for a £200 award towards the cost of a computer provided through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA), please see here. If you cannot find the one you are looking for please do check the appropriate funding bodies' website. If you are still unable to find the form you require then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please note that these forms are for currently enrolled QMUL students who have applied for a Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) and have been asked to contribute £200 towards the cost of a computer. These students can apply to have the £200 paid by Queen Mary University of London via the Financial Assistance Fund.
How do I know if I’m eligible for the £200 award?
If you are and undergraduate student and have been assessed by the Student Loans Company as having a household income of less than £42,875 per year then you will be eligible for this award. Usually this means you will have been awarded the maximum rate of maintenance loan.
If you have been awarded a Queen Mary University of London Bursary, you will be eligible for this award.
If you are an undergraduate student on an NHS funded course and are in receipt of the full means tested NHS bursary you will be eligible for this award.
If you have yet to enrol, or you have not had a response from your DSA needs assessment from either Student Finance England (or alternative DSA funding body) then you will not be able to submit this form until you have completed enrolment and received confirmation from SFE etc. that they expect you to pay £200 toward the price of a computer through the DSA.
If you are an undergraduate student in receipt of the QMUL Bursary or means-tested NHS bursary or assessed as having a household income of £42,875 complete the form below:
- Application for 200 award towards the cost of a computer provided through the Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) [DOC 32KB]
- Nominated Bank Account Form [PDF 228KB]
- Your Student Finance England notification
- Attach a copy of your Queen Mary Bursary or NHS bursary notification
- Attach a copy of your DSA Entitlement Letter (DSA2)
If you are an undergraduate student not in receipt of the QMUL Bursary or a means-tested NHS bursary or a postgraduate student you should:
- Complete and submit the Financial Assistance Fund application form, which can be found on this page
- Attach a copy of your DSA Entitlement Letter (DSA2)
When is the closing date?
You should submit your claim within 3 months of receiving your DSA2 letter. If you are an undergraduate student in your final year the closing dates is 4 weeks before the end of your academic year. For all other students the closing date is 12th July 2019.
Disabled Students Allowance Application Forms
Please note that if you are a medical student and will receive an NHS bursary for the current academic year then you should apply to the NHS for your DSA. If you are not receiving a bursary then you should apply to Student Finance England; Northern Ireland; Wales; or SAAS (Scotland) as usual.
Student Finance England (For more information regarding DSA's please see their website.)
How to apply
How you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) depends on whether you’re studying full-time or part-time, as well as a number of other factors. Please see here for more information (including details about applying online).
If you know which form you need, you can download it below:
- DSA - slim form (PDF, 125KB)
- DSA1 - full form (PDF, 268KB)
- DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 78KB)
- SFE DSA Disability Evidence Form [PDF 479KB]
Alternative formats of the application forms above can be requested by calling 0141 243 3686 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Finance Northern Ireland (For more information please see their website)
The quickest way to apply is to sign into your student finance account. If you've had funding from us in the past you'll be able to use the same sign in details, if not you'll need to create an account.
If you would like to speak to someone about your eligibility or your study needs assessment for Disabled Students' Allowances you can speak to the postgraduate Disabled Student Allowance Office by calling: 0282 566 1385 or email: DSA-PT-PG@eani.org.uk
If you can't apply online you can download a form.
Student Finance Wales (For more information please see their website)
If you have completed, or are in the middle of completing, your application for student finance and you also want to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, you should complete this slimline version of the DSA1 form. If you’re only applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowances you should complete the full DSA1 Form.
- Full DSA1 Form 2018/19
- Slimform DSA1 Form 2018/19
- DSA1 Guidance Notes 2018/19
- Extra help – Disabled Students’ Allowances 2018/19
- DSA Claim Form 2018/19
SAAS (Scotland) (For more information please see their website)
You must make sure that you apply before the final closing date for session 2016-2017 which is 31 March 2017.
Full-time students not applying to us for tuition fee and/or living-costs and for part-time and distance learning students should use the DSAO form
- Application form for all full-time students who have applied to us for tuition fee and/or living costs support
- Application form for full-time students not applying to us for tuition fee and/or living-costs and for part-time and distance learning students
- Notes to help you fill out your application
- Guide to non-medical personal help allowance
NHS funded students with a disability or specific learning difficulty may be eligible to apply for additional help to cover extra costs incurred while in training as a direct result of their disability.
To apply for DSA you should log into your BOSS account, and follow the links available within the system. There are also guidance notes within the system should you require them.