Disabled students

Please note that the final contents of these pages will be updated following consideration of the latest Student Awards Amendment Regulations 2018 by Tynwald on 19 June.

In the meantime, because of the relatively limited changes proposed for the 2018 Regulations these pages can still used for general guidance purposes, although applicants should note that in some cases eligibility and the levels of financial assistance provided by the Department under the new Regulations may be subject to change.

Year 1 applications are NOW OPEN for those students hoping to go to University in September/ October 2018 – apply using our new Student Awards Online (Alpha) Service.

Other continuing students will be contacted directly and should not apply until invited to do so.

Disabled student’s allowance 

A student may be entitled to additional support where, in the Department’s opinion, they will incur substantial additional expenses in attending their course by reason of a physical or mental disability (including learning difficulties).

A guide to DSA support is attached to this page. If a student feels they may be eligible for DSA support, the application form can be printed off and submitted to the address below. It can take several months for both the university and Department to complete the full review process.

Student Awards Section

Department of Education Sport and Culture

Hamilton House

Peel Road



Telephone:+44 1624 685822

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