Providing your evidence

You must provide evidence of your disability to access support from Disability Services 

What type of evidence do I need? 

The evidence required depends both on your disability and the level of support you are requesting. 

If you experience any problems obtaining evidence due to the pandemic, please email us on 

The University of Leeds disability evidence form

[Please note, this cannot be used as evidence for Specific Learning Difficulties]

As an alternative to collating the evidence listed above, you can use the University of Leeds disability evidence form (Word) to gather the correct evidence for support.  You should also be able to use this same form for an application to Disabled Students’ Allowances

Download the form (Word).

How do I check that the evidence I have is suitable? 

Our handy evidence checker will tell you the types of support you could access with the evidence you have. You may find it useful to check this first.

Your evidence must:

  • Be on official headed paper 
  • Be as up to date as possible (this is not as vital if it is a long-term or life-long condition) 
  • Give a clear clinical/medical diagnosis of a disability that is likely to affect your ability to do everyday or academic tasks  
  • Clearly state that your disability is long-term (i.e. has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 12 months)  
  • Indicate the impact your disability has on your daily life, particularly your studies 
  • Be written in English or be a formally certified translation 
  • Be sent to us directly either by email on or in person. It should not be sent to us via a third party, such as your GP