Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health and Social Work students
If you are a continuing student in receipt of an NHS bursary, please click here to visit the NHS Business Services Authority website for the most up to date funding information.
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.
Learning Support Fund
From September 2020, all nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional degree students can apply for at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including information on eligible health professional courses, can be found on the NHS website.
The Learning Support Fund is available to eligible students starting some allied health professional degree courses, a nursing, or a midwifery 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 visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.
BA Social Work
Continuing students enrolled on the BA (Hons) Social Work Degree may be eligible to receive an undergraduate social work bursary. This funding is in addition to the funding available from Student Finance England.
The total Social Work Bursary for 2020/21 is a maximum of £4,862.50.
Please click here to visit the NHS Business Services Authority website for further information.
MA Social Work
Students studying the MA Social Work course may be eligible for a postgraduate social work bursary. For further information on eligibility and up to date bursary rates, please click here to visit the NHS Business Services Authority website.
Students in receipt of the social work bursary are not eligible for the Postgraduate Master's loan available from the Student Loans Company.
The telephone number for the Social Work Bursaries team is 0300 330 1342.