In November 2015, the Government announced changes to the student funding system for Nursing, Midwifery and allied health profession pre-registration degree courses in England.
From 1 August 2017, Nursing, Midwifery and allied health profession students (other than those subject to transitional arrangements) will be able to access student loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees and means tested support for living costs, rather than having their course fees paid by Health Education England (HEE) and receiving a bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA).
If you're planning to study Medicine, Dentistry, or Social Work, the funding you're entitled to may be slightly different from the standard package of funding available to other students.
Nursing, Midwifery, allied health profession courses
The NHS BSA are working on the detail and the process of the funding for 2017 entry; please keep checking the following websites for further information (and for clarification regarding students who are subject to transitional arrangements):
- NHS BSA update
- NHS BSA Ask Us
- NHS BSA general information regarding the availability of NHS Bursaries in 2017/18
Medicine and Dentistry
If you're taking a first degree in Medicine or Dentistry you can apply for the standard government loans and support package for the first four years of your course.
Social Work degrees
For 2015/16 entrants, certain UK students studying towards a degree in social work also qualified for living cost support from the NHS. The Department of Health information states that selected students undertaking undergraduate level courses would receive a social work bursary in years two and three of their programme.
More details of the NHS student bursary scheme can be found at: