Support for disabled students
We foster an inclusive environment that enables all our students to thrive.
Discuss your needs
We strongly urge all disabled students who are considering applying to the University to make early contact with us, so we can discuss and meet your requirements.
See the Disability and Learning Support Service website for more information on the help we can provide.
We welcome applications from disabled students and aim to ensure no applicant is disadvantaged due to disability or impairment.
The application process for disabled students is identical to that of all other applicants.
Support and advice
Disability and SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty, which includes dyslexia, autism and so on) advisers offer support throughout your time at Edinburgh. They can:
- provide detailed information about the facilities available at the University
- help you apply for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) to purchase IT equipment or pay for personal assistance (for example note takers, proofreaders, dyslexia tutors)
- match you with student support assistants
- make recommendations for specific examination arrangements
There is also a limited Disabled Students' Support Fund for those who do not qualify for DSA.
We have a good range of accessible residential accommodation in halls of residence and self-catered flats.
To make sure your specific needs are met, please make early contact with our accommodation team.
Access and facilities