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DMU Support Fund - healthcare student information

Am I eligible to apply?

In 2020/21, most new and continuing students can apply for the new NHS Training Grant, a non-means tested grant of £5,000 each academic year for students on the following courses: Nursing; Midwifery; Paramedicine; Speech and Language Therapy.

You may be able to apply for additional funding depending on your circumstances:

  • an extra grant towards childcare costs
  • an extra grant if you are studying in a region (TBC) that is struggling to recruit
  • an extra grant available to new students starting in Sep 2020 for certain courses, where there is a shortage specialism, such as Mental Health Nursing; Learning Disability Nursing.

You don’t pay any of these grants back and you can apply via your NHS Learning Support Fund online account. Please check your eligibility on the NHS Business Services Authority web page.

Please also check your eligibility for additional help from the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Due to the significant increase in funding available, this means that students in receipt of the NHS Training Grant will not be eligible to apply to the DMU Support Fund. However, there is an exception, if you need to apply for the ‘DSA for Laptop shortfall’ – students will be permitted to apply, but only for this category.

Please note, it is much better for you financially to apply for the NHS Training Grant, as you would receive significantly more funding from the NHS.

If you are not eligible for any of the above grants from the NHS, you may still be eligible to apply to the DMU Support Fund – please refer to the other tabs for more information.

How can I contact you?

If you need advice on your eligibility, please contact us:

Tel: 0116 257 7595 (select option 3, then option 3 again)

Email: sfw@dmu.ac.uk