Full time NHS funded students
Once you have accepted a place on your programme, the University will tell you your unique student reference number. From early summer, you will be invited to apply online to the NHSBSA with this number for the NHS grant.
Tuition fee support
The NHS will pay tuition fees for the ordinary duration of the course.
The NHS Student Bursary
The NHS Student Bursary (non-repayable) is available to support living costs. The NHS is yet to publish details of the bursary for 2013. This page will be updated once this information is available. However, students can also apply for a non means-tested maintenance loan to help with living costs.
The information below relates to 2012/13 and provides a guide to the level of funding you could receive.
The maximum bursary in 2012 for courses of 30 weeks was £2,591. There will be an additional weekly amount (£82 per week in 2011/12) for courses of more than 30 weeks per year. The maximum bursary available for courses over 45 weeks will be £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 - 2012/13 data
|Household Income||Household Contribution||Bursary 30 weeks||Bursary 35 weeks||Bursary 40 weeks||Bursary 45+ weeks|
|Less than £24,279||0||2591||3001||3411||4395|
The bursary is paid monthly over 12 months, 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 funding
Students are eligible for a reduced, non income-assessed maintenance loan (repayable). For 2013/14 this is £2,324 per year and £1,811 if you are in your final year.
You can apply for the maintenance loan online via the Gov.uk website.
The 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.