From September 2017 entry the Government has announced changes in student finance for NEW undergraduate students on Nursing, Midwifery and allied health care courses, including Physiotherapy and Dietetics. (Funding for Medicine courses has not been affected by these changes)
NHS bursaries will no longer be offered but students will have access to the same student loans system as other students.
Students who already have a degree will be able to receive funding to study on these courses and if you deferred entry, from 2016/17 to 2017/18, you will come under the new arrangements.
All information on this page relates to students who usually live in England.
NB: NHS tuition fee and living cost bursaries will continue for students commencing the Graduate Entry Nursing course in January 2018.
Please refer to our Funding for Undergraduates 2017 web page, noting that you may be entitled to additional funding from the Learning Support Fund from the NHS as detailed below:
If you meet the eligibility criteria and have eligible child dependants you can apply to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) for this allowance, which is a non-repayable grant of £1,000 per year.
Eligible students will be entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses incurred over and above daily travel costs to university. The costs must be related to essential practice placements.
Those with dual accommodation can claim £55 per night for commercial accommodation, such as a hotel or bed and breakfast, and £25 per night for non-commercial accommodation, such as staying with friends or family.
Eligible students facing severe financial hardship, having exhausted all other available sources of funding, including the University Support Funds, will be able to apply for additional funding.
For any of the above you will need to apply to the NHS Bursary team.
Dietetics - Master of Nutrition
Nursing - Master of Nursing Science
Graduate Entry Nursing
Medicine A100 - NHS funded in Year 5
Medicine A108 2012-2015 entry only - NHS funded in course Year 4 & 5
Graduate Entry Medicine
Further information can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority web site.
Students may also be eligible to apply to the additional support funds administered by the University. Go to the Support Funds page for more information.
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