Disabled Students' Allowances Full Time Undergraduate, Northern Ireland Students

3. How much can I get?

The amount of Disabled Students' Allowances you can get depends on your individual needs

The only way to know exactly how much you'll get is to apply.

You'll be asked to attend a Study Needs Assessment

This assessment is held at an approved assessment centre and helps us understand your individual needs, so we can work out which Disabled Students' Allowances you can get, and how much.

There are 4 types of Disabled Students' Allowances

Depending on the outcome of your Study Needs Assessment you could be eligible for 1 or more of these.

Allowance name What it's for
General Allowance to help with everyday course costs related to your disability or condition
Specialist Equipment Allowance to help pay for equipment you might need, for example:
  • computer hardware or software
  • furniture
  • recording devices
Travel Allowance to help with travel costs relating to your disability or condition
Non-Medical Helper Allowance to help with the costs of personal assistance, for example:
  • sign-language interpreters
  • disability related software trainers

How much is available?

The following table shows the maximum amounts available for each allowance.

Academic year General Allowance Specialist Equipment Allowance Travel Allowance Non-Medical Helper Allowance
2020 to 2021 Up to £1,759 each year Up to £5,266 for the duration of the course No upper limit Up to £20,938 each year
2019 to 2020 Up to £1,759 each year Up to £5,266 for the duration of the course No upper limit Up to £20,938 each year

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