We require recent medical evidence from your GP / Consultant stating the nature of your disability / disabilities.

This must include a brief explanation of how your disability impacts you during your day to day activities.

We can also accept a copy of your Local Authority EHC Plan (if applicable).

If you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia or similar, you must send us a full diagnostic assessment from a practitioner psychologist or suitably qualified specialist teacher.  The assessment must have been carried out after your 16th birthday and state that you have a specific learning difficulty to be valid.

If you have received DSAs before from another funding authority (for example, Student Finance England), you should also send in a copy of your previous study needs assessment report and previous DSAs award letter.

If you have received DSAs before from NHS Student Bursaries, you would not normally be expected to send this evidence again.

You should send your evidence to us by either post or email.

The email address to use is and you should include your full name and SBA reference number which can be found on your BOSS account.

If you are posting the evidence please send it to the following address along with your student coversheet:

(Your unique SBA number)
NHS Student Bursaries
Ridgway House
Northgate Close

Upon receipt of any necessary evidence, we will assess your application within 10 working days and will confirm the outcome via email.