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 in the same way as other students. 

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

For full details please refer to our Funding for Undergraduates 2019 web page. You may be entitled to additional funding from the NHS Learning Support Fund as detailed below:

(All information on this page relates to students who usually live in England)

Learning Support Fund - from the NHS

Child Dependants Allowance

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.

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. 

For any of the above you will need to apply to the NHS Bursary team.


Funding information for students who started their course in September 2016 or earlier

If you started your  Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy or Dietetics course before September 2016 your funding will continue in the same format:

From the NHS:

  • tuition fee bursary
  • non means tested grant of £1,000
  • means tested bursary of up to £4,491

From Student Finance (apart from Graduate Entry Nursing):

  • reduced rate, non means tested loan

For more detail please refer to the NHSBSA web pages.