Services for Students

Health Sciences Courses

Students taking a course in Nursing (including Graduate Entry Nursing for English domiciled students only), Midwifery and allied health care courses, including Physiotherapy and Dietetics are now funded through Student Finance and the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Students who already have a degree will be able to receive funding to study on these courses.

For details of funding from Student Finance please refer to our Funding for Undergraduates 2023 web page. Additional funding from the NHS Learning Support Fund is detailed below:

(All information on this page relates to students who usually live in, and are studying in England)

NHS Learning Support Fund

New and continuing students will receive a Training Grant from the NHS of £5,000 per year of study.

The Learning Support Fund Grants will be paid in three instalments throughout the year (see ‘When you will receive your payments’ section, on the NHS LSF web page, for confirmation of the dates for the current academic year). The funding covers the academic year, usually to the end of August.

Further awards will also be available to eligible students, including those with children, and students in a region or specialism which is struggling to recruit. 

Parental Support

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have eligible child dependants you can apply for this allowance, which is a non-repayable grant of £2,000 per year.

Specialist Subject payments and Regional Incentive

You do not need to apply for these awards; they will be automatically added to your account when you select a qualifying course and university when applying for the Training Grant.

Travel and accommodation costs

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.

Exceptional Support Fund

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.

Course Extension 

If for any reason you need to extend your programme, the university will submit an extension request directly to NHS LSF team. You do not need to make another application.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for an extension, please contact

Please note that there can be a delay to these extension requests from both the university and NHS LSF perspective, due to the administration involved, so please manage your payments appropriately throughout the year.

There are some instances whereby NHS LSF can reject the extension request if the reason does not meet their requirements. This is not decided by the university, and any questions following rejections should be directed to NHS LSF team.

For any of the above you will need to apply through the NHS LSF portal 



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