NMC, SALT and Social Work Funding

Please see here for funding information for continuing students (starting courses between 1 September 2012 and March 2017).

For all students attending university from September 2017 onwards, NHS bursaries will no longer be available. Instead, you will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs from Student Finance England.

For details, please visit the NHS bursary reform page and the Council of Deans of Health website.

Learning Support Fund

The Learning Support Fund is available for eligible students starting a Nursing, Midwifery or Speech and Language Therapy course from 1 August 2017. This is in addition to the funding package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs from Student Finance England

You may be able to apply for:

  • Child Dependents Allowance – eligible students will be able to claim £1,000 per academic year of ‘active study’
  • Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses
  • Exceptional Support Fund – a grant of up to £3,000 for eligible students experiencing severe and genuine financial difficulties

For more information, please see the video below, or visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.

Nursing scholarships

We’re welcoming all Nursing and Midwifery students, starting at DMU in March 2019, with a Spring Scholarship of £1,000. 

We’re awarding this scholarship to ensure all March 2019 Nursing students have the support they need during their studies.

If you’re eligible for the scholarship, there’s nothing for you to do, it will be automatically awarded to you in three instalments over the course of your first year with us.

Please see here for more information and here for the terms and conditions.


Social Work

Continuing students enrolled on the BA (Hons) Social Work Degree may be eligible to receive the Social Work Bursary. This funding is in addition to the funding available from Student Finance England.

The total Social Work Bursary for 2018/19 is a maximum of £4,862.50.

Please see here for more information

Download an application form for students applying for a Social Work Bursary

Telephone number for Social Work Bursaries team: 0300 330 1342.

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