Medical Condition Support

Medical Conditions

Disabled Student Allowance

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) is a non-means tested grant available to disabled students who are applying for, or are attending, a course of Higher Education. The allowance covers any additional study-related costs that students will incur because of a disability.

We would encourage you to contact your funding body to start your application for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) as soon as you can (UK students only). The Disability Advisers can help with this process and can assist you with any questions that you may have.

Support available without funding

Students at Newcastle University with long term medical conditions or temporary disability/incapacity can access a range of support subject to availability and suitability, without applying for any additional funding. These include:

  • the loans of small items of equipment, such as recording devices from Hardware Loans Service
  • access to campus based computers with assistive technology (including text-to-speech, mind-mapping and magnification software)
  • modified examination arrangements, such as extra time or rest breaks
  • assistance in requesting copies of handouts or lecture presentations in advance from your School
  • extended library loan facilities, so that you can keep library books for longer
  • advice and guidance to both you and your School about the impact of your disability on various study tasks, and how to accommodate this

To access study support through Student Wellbeing Service you will also need to provide medical evidence/confirmation of your circumstances and every effort will be made to provide facilities and support appropriate to you.

If you need help with personal care, please contact us.