Nursing and NHS–funded students
This page provides a brief guide to funding for students studying health care courses. For detailed information on funding, please visit NHS Student Bursaries. Students attending a nursing course who meet certain residency and eligibility criteria will normally receive a bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and will have their Tuition Fees paid in full by the (NHS). A bursary is a grant intended to cover living costs and is non-repayable.
EU students may be eligible to have their Tuition Fees paid but will not normally receive a bursary for living costs unless they satisfy certain residency conditions. The NHS Bursaries website provides further information about eligibility.
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Support for Home NHS–funded students
- Your tuition fees will be paid in full by the NHS
- You may be eligible for a means tested NHS Bursary. More details can be found at NHS Student Bursaries, including their Bursary Estimate Calculator which indicates possible payments
- You may be eligible for Childcare Allowance if you have children in registered childcare - the Student Grant Unit's website has more information about Childcare Allowance
- You may be eligible for help from the Access to Learning Fund
- You will be eligible for a reduced rate Maintenance Loan - Gov.uk website
- You will be eligible for supplementary allowances if you are a single parent, have dependents or incur clinical placement costs
- You may be eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance
- You may be eligible for help from the University's Charitable Fund
The bursary and any supplementary allowances are paid into your bank account in 12 equal instalments. They are not subject to income tax or national insurance.
How to apply for a bursary
When you have been offered an NHS funded place, the University will advise NHS Student Bursaries of the offer. Once this information is received, NHS Student Bursaries will send you a Bursary application pack, which you should complete fully (attaching all necessary supporting documentation) and return to NHS Student Bursaries as quickly as possible. If you fail to return the Bursary application form or do not provide all the necessary information, your Bursary award cannot be processed. On receipt of your completed application form by NHS Student Bursaries, your eligibility for a Bursary will be determined and the amount of your award assessed. On commencement of your training NHS Student Bursaries will send you a grant notification letter advising you of the level of your Bursary; the days of attendance taken into account; any parental or spouse contribution; and the method and frequency of payment.
NHS Student Bursaries,
Tel: 0845 358 6655
Fax: 01253 774490
Who to notify if your circumstances change
It is your responsibility to inform your Faculty Office and NHS Student Bursaries of any change in your own or your family’s financial circumstances, so that if necessary your Bursary can be reassessed.
It is important that you inform NHS Student Bursaries immediately if you have to terminate or interrupt your studies before the normal completion date. If you abandon or suspend your studies your Bursary award will be recalculated based on the actual number of days in attendance and you will be required to repay any monies received that exceed your actual entitlement.
- Faculty of Health and Social Care - for information about courses, placements, departments and more.