Full time NHS funded students

How to apply for NHS funding

If you are starting your course in September 2014, from early summer onwards, you will be able to apply online to the NHSBSA. New students should create their account online via the 'register' button.

Tuition fee support

The NHS will pay tuition fees for the ordinary duration of the course.

Funding for living costs

There are three elements that make up funding for your living costs. The NHS Grant and Bursary from the NHSBSA and the Maintenance Loan from Student Finance.

NHS Grant

This provides students with a non-income assessed grant of £1,000. This is non-repayable.

NHS Student Bursary

The amounts for 2014 are yet to be published. This page will be updated once available.

The information below relates to 2013/14 and provides a guide to the level of funding you could receive.

The maximum bursary for courses of 30 weeks is £2,591. There will be an additional weekly amount (£82 per week) for courses of more than 30 weeks per year. The maximum bursary available for courses over 45 weeks is £4,395. 

The bursary is income-assessed which means that the amount of bursary you receive will depend on your household income. So to work out how much you could get, you need to know who is in your household and what income counts. Work out your NHS funding provides details of the income assessment. 

Income assessment and the NHS Student Bursary - 2013/14 data

Household Income Household Contribution Bursary 30 weeks Bursary 35 weeks Bursary 40 weeks Bursary 45+ weeks
Less than £24,279 £0 £2,591 £3,001 £3,411 £4,395
£24,279 £45 £2,546 £2,956 £3,366 £4,350
£30,000 £647 £1,944 £2,354 £2,764 £3,748
£32,500 £910 £1,681 £2,091 £2,501 £3,485
£35,000 £1,173 £1,418 £1,828 £2,238 £3,222
£40,000 £1,699 £892 £1,302 £1,712 £2,696
£42,500 £1,963 £628 £1,038 £1,448 £2,432
£45,000 £2,226 £365 £775 £1,185 £2,169
£50,000 £2,752 £0 £249 £659 £1,643
£52,500 £3,015 £0 £0 £396 £1,380
£55,000 £3,278 £0 £0 £133 £1,117
£60,000 £3,805 £0 £0 £0 £590
£62,500 £4,068 £0 £0 £0 £327
£65,000 £4,331 £0 £0 £0 £64
£67,500 £4,594 £0 £0 £0 £0

The Bursary and the NHS Grant is paid in 12 monthly instalments, although you may receive the first two instalments together. It is paid into your bank account once you are registered on the programme.

See further details about the student financial support system on the NHSBSA website.

Student Finance England Maintenance Loan

Students are eligible for a reduced, non income-assessed maintenance loan (repayable). For 2014/15 this is £2,324 per year and £1,811 if you are in your final year.

You can apply now for the maintenance loan online via the Gov.uk website.

Student Finance England (SFE) will pay your loan into your bank account in three equal instalments at the start of each term.

Find out how and when you repay your loan.

Page last updated 21 January 2014

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