Disability & Dyslexia Funding

Illustration of boats, by Augusta Akerman, 2015
Illustration (Boats) by Augusta Akerman, 2015 (MA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts 2014)

Some funding is available to pay for additional study related costs incurred by disabled students as a direct result of their condition, impairment or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD).

The type of funding depends on various factors, including the student’s course, nationality, residency and disability related requirements.

The Student Advice Service provides guidance on whether students fall into the Home, EU or Overseas fee and funding categories.

Medical and diagnostic evidence

Medical and/or diagnostic evidence is required to access disability related funding and support from the University, and Disabled Students’ Allowances.

The What to Expect page has detailed information about the type of medical and/or diagnostic evidence required.

A copy of the evidence can be provided to the disability adviser in the student’s first appointment, or can be emailed to the Disability Service at disability@arts.ac.uk.

Those applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances should include a photocopy of the evidence with their DSA application. Please do not send the original evidence.

The Disability Service can advise those who are having difficulty obtaining evidence.

Funding options

Please read the relevant information below, depending on which course you are studying or planning to study, and contact the Disability Service at disability@arts.ac.uk for further guidance.

Students studying Foundation Art and Design or Access Courses

This information is relevant to Home, EU and Overseas students.

The Disability Service assesses individual needs and advises on the support that can be funded by the University. This normally takes place within the student’s first appointment with their disability adviser.

The type of support that can be funded may include support workers and travel, depending on individual disability related requirements.

University of the Arts London provides access to assistive technology on the IT network and has a loan service for specialist equipment. More information about the range of support and facilities at the University is available on the What to Expect page.

If you are thinking about studying here please contact the Disability Service as early as possible to discuss support arrangements. Advice is available at any stage of the student journey, even before applying for a course.

This will reveal more about: Students studying Foundation Art and Design or Access Courses Show less

This will show less about: Students studying Foundation Art and Design or Access Courses Show more

Home students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are available from UK student funding bodies to pay for disability related costs incurred whilst studying.

DSAs provide funding towards costs such as assistive software, support workers, specialist equipment and travel.

Visit the Disabled Students’ Allowances page on this website for information about who is eligible and how to apply. 

 

This will reveal more about: Home students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course Show less

This will show less about: Home students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course Show more

EU and Overseas students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course

The Disability Service assesses individual needs and advises on the support that can be funded by the University.

This normally takes place within the student’s first appointment with their Disability Adviser.

The type of support that can be funded may include support workers and travel, depending on individual disability related requirements.

University of the Arts London provides access to assistive technology on the IT network and has a loan service for specialist equipment. More information about the range of support and facilities at the University is available in the 'Access, Support and Facilities for disabled students at UAL' document:

If you are thinking about studying here please contact the Disability Service by email at disability@arts.ac.uk as early as possible to discuss support arrangements. Advice is available at any stage of the student journey, even before applying for a course.

Higher Education students from Ireland

Students from the Republic of Ireland may be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances. Please contact the Disability Service for advice and help completing the application form.  

 

This will reveal more about: EU and Overseas students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course Show less

This will show less about: EU and Overseas students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate (including PhD) level course Show more