Applicants with a disability - Applicants - University of Derby

Applicants with a disability

Procedure for applicants with a disability/medical condition

Complete the (and provide all supporting documentation) and send it to the Research Office.

If you have indicated on the RD02 MPhil-PhD by Thesis Application Form that you consider yourself to have a disability or medical condition that may affect your study, Research Office will send you a 'General Support Questionnaire' to complete.

If the Faculty wishes to make you an offer, on academic grounds, it will liaise with the Support & Advisory Service (SAS) team to ensure that the offer of a full assessment is made.

Any support arrangements agreed between you and the SAS will be detailed in the formal offer letter.

Eligibility for Disabled Students Allowance

Overseas and EU students are currently unable to access Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

If a student is in receipt of Research Council funding, and claiming funding for disability (however small), they are unable to also access DSA from their Local Education Authority (LEA).

Should the student have no DSA type funding from their Research Council, they would be able to apply to their LEA for DSA.  This would be a reduced allowance, but could potentially fund their support.