Disabled Students' Allowances Part-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 one or more of these.

Allowance name

What it's for

General Allowance

to help with everyday 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:

  • 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 £1,319 each year

Up to £5,266 for the duration of the course

No upper limit

Up to £15,703 each year

2019 to 2020

Up to £1,319 each year

Up to £5,266 for the duration of the course

No upper limit

Up to £15,703 each year

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