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Study Needs Assessments

If you qualify for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) you are required to attend a Study Needs Assessment (SNA); this is an opportunity to discuss your particular situation with a specialist assessor who will make recommendations to your funding body on the support needed for your course, such as assistive software or specialist support. 

Request an appointment

Before you request an appointment you will need:

  1. A DSA1 eligibility letter from your funding body
  2. Medical evidence or an educational psychologist report
  3. A completed DSA Pre-Assessment Questionnaire
  4. A completed Consent for Sensitive Personal Data Processing form
Online Complete this form  We will then contact you to offer an appointment time.

01392 723880 

If you are unable to fill out the online form, please give us a call and we will help you. 

Please be aware that if we call you to arrange your appointment the number may be withheld. We will leave you a message if we can't get through, but please call us on 01392 723880 if you are unsure whether we have rung you.

See Funding your Support for our step by step quide to the DSA/SNA process.

If you are a prospective University of Exeter student 

You should also complete this form:

  • Prospective Students Form
  • This lets the University know what support you require
  • You can also state any accommodation requests here

Assessment fees

Your assessment is paid through your Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) funding, and is not means tested. When you receive a letter from your funding body confirming you are eligible for DSA and asking you to book an assessment, this is confirmation that your funding body will pay the assessment fee.

  • A Full Initial Assessment = £625.00
  • Funded Review (approved by your funding body) = £300.00

Exeter Access Centre will charge a single assessment fee, which will cover all work required for the duration of course study and applies to all students (both new and existing).  

Please see the DSA Frequently Asked Questions webpage below for more information: