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Applicants with a disability

The University of Sunderland in London is fully committed to the principles of equality and diversity and applicants with disabilities or medical conditions are considered on the same basis as all other applicants. We are eager to ensure that all reasonable adjustments and support can be put in place where appropriate. If you tell us about a disability on your application this will help us ensure we can meet your needs.

What does disability mean?

At university, a disability means any health condition which has lasted, or is likely to last, twelve months or more which may have a negative impact on your studies even if it is fluctuating.

This includes, but is not limited to, long term health conditions, sensory impairments, mobility difficulties, mental health difficulties (such as anxiety and depression) and autistic spectrum condition. It also includes specific learning difficulties such as ADHD and dyslexia. If you have, or think you might have any of these, please do get in touch.

Assistance for disabled applicants

If you tell us about a disability on your application this will help us ensure we can meet your needs and will prompt us to send you more information about our services.

If you would like to discuss your individual needs or have questions about the support that might be available to you, please contact us at any stage of the application process at

Disabled student allowance

If you are a UK student you may be eligible for Disabled Student Allowances. These are government grants which can contribute towards the extra costs of studying at university with a disability. They may be able to fund specialist equipment, software, travel expenses or even human support. We strongly advise all students and applicants with disabilities to apply and we are happy to help you do so.

Overview of the DSA

Information on how to claim DSA

Help finding a DSA assessment centre

Health and Wellbeing

Read more about the support offered by our Health and Wellbeing team


Benefits of declaring a disability or long-term condition

Hear from Roxana, a student on BA(Hons) Business and Management programme, how declaring her disability benefited her studies.