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The Needs Assessment Centre at Ulster University provides needs assessments for students who are entitled to disability related funding such as the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

This includes current and prospective Ulster University students and those applying to or attending other universities or colleges.

Once you have received a letter from your funding body advising that you are approved for funding, you should contact us to arrange your Needs Assessment appointment.

If you are an Ulster University student from the Republic of Ireland, an international student or a student on a nursing course funded by BSO you will be referred for a Needs Assessment by your AccessAbility Adviser.

Our Needs Assessment Centre aims to offer appointments within five working days from the time we receive your supporting documentation.

You can choose to have your Needs Assessment appointment at any of the three Ulster University campuses:

Contact us by emailing to arrange your Needs Assessment or ask any questions on the Needs Assessment process.

In this section

DSA Road Map

To help you we have some guidance notes on how to apply for DSA funding.

What is a Needs Assessment?

Find out more information about our needs assessments and how they can help you.

How do I arrange a Needs Assessment?

See how you can arrange your needs assessment with us today.

What happens during the needs assessment?

Learn what to expect during your needs assessment.

What happens after the Needs Assessment?

Learn what steps are taken after you have your needs assessment.

DSA forms and Needs Assessment KPIs

Links to DSA forms and our Needs Assessment Centre KPIs.