Student Disability Service


Information on support the Student Disability Service offers to students

Information for applicants

If you are applying to study at the University of Edinburgh and you have a disability, learning difference or health condition that may impact on your studies, please make contact with the Student Disability Service, to discuss your support needs.

Supporting Documentation

We want to provide you with the support that you require. To do this, we need you to provide suitable supporting documentation of your disability, health condition or specific learning difference.

Disabled Student Funding

The Student Disability Service can help you to apply for non-means assessed allowances intended to cover the extra costs or expenses that you may incur while studying and which are a direct result of your disability.

Who we support

We support undergraduate and postgraduate students, visiting students, full-time and part-time students, online distance learners and students studying at the Centre for Open Learning with a range of health conditions, learning differences, disabilities and some temporary injuries.

Support we provide

We can offer a range of support based on your individual needs and how your disability, learning difference or health condition affects your studies.

Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Mentor Support

Support available to students whose studies are affected by long term mental health and/or Autism related conditions.

Autistic Spectrum Group

Information about a social/information group for students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

Rights and Responsilbilities

Data protection, record requests and complaints procedures.


Factsheets about areas of support we provide.

Other student services

A list of other Student Services.