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.
Application for £200 award towards the cost of a computer provided through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) 2017-2018
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 £42,600 per year then you will be eligible for this award. Usually this means you will have been awarded a Queen Mary Bursary and/or a Maintenance Grant.
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 complete the form below:
- Application for ?200 award towards the cost of a computer provided through the Disabled Students? Allowances (DSA) 2017-18 [DOC 32KB]
- Nominated Bank Account Form [PDF 228KB]
- 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 this form
- 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 6th July 2018.
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.
If you’ve applied for student finance use version ‘DSA slim form’. If you’re only applying for DSAs use version ‘DSA1 full’.
- DSA - slim form (PDF, 125KB)
- DSA1 - full form (PDF, 662KB)
- DSA1 - guidance notes (PDF, 78KB)
- A guide to Disabled Students’ Allowances - 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 343KB)
- SFE DSA Disability Evidence Form [PDF 479KB]
Alternative formats of the application forms above can be requested by calling 0141 243 3686 or emailing email@example.com
Before you send in your application, you should check what evidence of your disability will be needed by your EA regional office. This will ensure that they are satisfied with the evidence you provide.
If you have completed or are completing your Application for Student Finance and you also want to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, you should complete the slimline version of the DSA1 form. If you are applying for Disabled Students' Allowances only, a postgraduate student or if you are studying your course by distance learning you must complete the full version of the DSA1 form.
- DSA1 - Application form (374kB)
- DSA1 Slimline Form (595kB)
- DSA1 Guidance Notes (143kB)
- Bridging The Gap: A guide to the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) in higher education (2.5MB)
- DSA Claim Form (423kB)
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 2017/18
- Slimform DSA1 Form 2017/18
- DSA1 Guidance Notes 2017/18
- Extra help – Disabled Students’ Allowances 2017/18
- Disabled Students’ Allowances for new, full-time students 2017/18
- DSA Claim Form 2017/18
- Disability Evidence Form 2017/18
- DSA Mental Health Evidence Proforma
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.