Disabled international students

Unlike "home" disabled students, disabled international students are not entitled to UK Government funding for academic support.  

The Disabled Students’ Assessment and Support (DSAS) team is one of the largest in the UK, with a range of specialist staff members working to support disabled students.

There are many types of support we can deliver in DSAS, some of the services we can provide are offered at no cost, for example:

Some of the other services we provide have a cost associated with them, because of the way higher education funding in the UK is structured. In addition, some kinds of support that they may be used to receiving in their home country/university could be different to that provided here.

To help students understand and plan their stay at University, DSAS has produced information detailing some of the things which might require additional funding, for example:

  • personal assistance
  • transcription for blind or partially-sighted students
  • note taking in lectures.

For more information, please view the disabled international students page on the student site. 

Getting in touch 

If students have been accepted on a course at the University and would like to let us know about their support needs, they can download the support requirements form to complete and return to disability@leeds.ac.uk. If you would like to speak to someone in DSAS about support, email disability@leeds.ac.uk.