The Government is making some changes to the DSA for students in England from the 2016/17 academic year. The DSA will continue to fund many aspects of support but Higher Education providers including the Open University will be required to fund some additional areas of support previously covered by the DSA. Please note that existing DSA students and DSA students for 2015/16 will remain on the current system of support for 2016/17.

Students in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are not currently affected by these changes.

The Open University - DSA Application Form

The Open University

The DSA process can take up to three months from when you apply to delivery of equipment and services, so the earlier you apply the better. However, you can apply at any time up until the end of your module.







Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and studying 30 credit points or more, see applications

Students in Scotland

If you live in Scotland and studying at least 60 credit points in each academic year (September to October) you will need to apply for DSAs through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)

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