How you apply depends on your funding body.
Research Council funded postgraduate students
If you receive a Research Council funded studentship and you wish to claim DSA, please contact us and we can check your eligibility and advise on the process for applying.
Non-Research Council funded postgraduate students
If you are funded directly by the University or you are self-funded, you can claim DSA from Student Finance England. Please complete the full version of the DSA1 form, which can be downloaded from the Gov.uk website.
Please send the completed form, along with the relevant evidence of your disability, to Aston Webb Student Hub. We will stamp it and forward the application to Student Finance England. Please contact us if you require any help with this.
Research associates or assistants
If you are employed by the University as a research associate or assistant, and registered for a research degree, you should apply for both Access to Work and DSA funding.
DSAs will be provided by either the relevant Research Council or Student Finance England. Please see the two sections above on Research-Council funded and non-Research Council funded postgraduate students for information on how to apply.
If you are unsure about the source of your funding
If you are not sure what type of funding applies to you, please contact us via the details above.