Funding for Healthcare Students

If you are a Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Professional Healthcare student, there’s a range of possible funding available to you.

NHS Careers

From August 2020, all Nursing, Midwifery, and many Allied Health Professional degree students will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 further funding available for:

  • specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit, including mental health nursing.
  • an additional childcare allowance to help balance studies with family life, on top of the £1,000 already on offer through the Learning Support Fund.
  • areas of the country which have seen a decrease in people accepted onto some nursing, midwifery, and allied health courses over the past year.

This means that some students could be eligible for up to £8,000 in total support per year. The funding will not have to be repaid.

The new universal offer is offered to all new and continuing degree-level nursing, midwifery, and many allied health students, starting from August 2020.

Applications for the funding will be made through a digital portal run by the NHS Business Services Authority who manage the NHS Learning Support Fund.

More details can be found on the NHS website.

Learning Support Fund

The Learning Support Fund also offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:

  • dependants’ allowance of £1,000 per student per year.
  • additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs.
  • an exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year.

More details can be found on the NHS Business Service Authority Learning Support Fund (LSF) webpage.

NHS Student Services

Child Dependants Allowance - A grant of £1,000 for eligible students who have parental responsibility for a dependent child.

Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses - Reimburse some of the additional cost of attending a practice placement as part of your course.

Exceptional Support Fund - Financial support up to £3,000 is available for eligible healthcare students who find themselves in sever financial hardship during their studies.

ore details can be found on the NHS Business Service Authority’s webpage on Student Services, on the GOV.UK website, and on SaveTheStudent’s NHS Bursary Guide 2023.

Postgraduate Students

In addition, postgraduate pre-registration nursing and allied health profession students can access the standard student loans available to undergraduate students. More details can be found on the Funding Clinic’s webpage.

Further Information on funding can be found here - NHS Student Funding - Further Information.

How can Your Advice Service help you?

We can help you in assessing what additional funding that you may be eligible for, or in writing and submitting an application for any of the funding mentioned or additional related funding that you have found.

You can contact us by completing an Enquiry Form.

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