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University of Kent Campus
Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road,
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG

Tel: 01227 811813
or 01227 211070
Text: 07742 188458
Email: martha@iona-kase.co.uk

Students - Disability Funding and Assessment

The Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are grants available to students in Higher Education to help with extra costs incurred while studying. As a student, you may be eligible for additional funding through the DSAs:

  1. Autism
  2. Hearing
  3. Mental health
  4. Mobility
  5. Visual
  6. Specific learning difficulties

Your disability may not be included in the above; if you are unsure about whether you are eligible, call us in confidence or go to Direct Gov. website

All information is highly confidential and will not be released without your consent

Our role is to help with your application and then compile a report in which the amount and type of support you need is specified. This could include:

  • Specialist Tutor and Specialist Mentor support
  • Hardware and Software
  • Extra time in examinations
  • Other specialist equipment and learning support
  • Travel Allowance

Fees are paid for by your funding body (SFE, NHS, or Research Council).

You will not be personally charged for this assessment.

Appointment Times

Our normal appointment waiting time is 3-4 days - simply to allow for paperwork to be collated and organised.
Same day appointments available if you have all your documents (DSA 1 letter, diagnostic/medical evidence)

What to Expect

So the whole process works efficiently we ask students the following:

  • To provide all documentation at least 3 working days before your assessment.
    1. Funding letter (DSA1)
    2. Information on your disability or disabilities
    3. Pre-assessment Questionnaire
  • To contact us 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel.
  • To arrive at the location of the assessment on time and phone us if you are going to be late.
  • To contact us if there are any errors in your report – information missing or misrepresenting you in anyway.
  • To understand the report is just a recommendation and the funding body have the final say.

Sensus Access

Electronic documents can be converted to a more accessible format (e.g. create editable text versions of images or convert documents so that you can listen to them) by using the Sensus Access file conversion tool on the university web pages.


Study needs assessment fee charged to your funding body by this centre:

(You will not be personally charged for this needs assessment)

Fee: £580.00
VAT: £116.00
Total Fee: £696.00