From September 2020, a new Training Grant of at least £5,000 will be available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from eligible nursing, midwifery and allied health courses.
Every student studying or starting an eligible course in September 2020 (including students in years 2 and 3*) will receive the new Training Grant. Applications for the new funding will open from Wednesday 1 July 2020.
For more information, including eligibility, check the NHSBSA website. You can also read the FAQs about the new student funding and follow the NHS Learning Support Fund Facebook page for regular updates.
This funding has been confirmed by the UK government as part of its pledge to increase nurse numbers by 50,000 over the next 5 years and will not need to be repaid. Students will also be able to continue to access the funding for tuition and maintenance loans from Student Finance England.
Up to £3,000 further funding is available for:
- specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit, including mental health
- an additional childcare allowance, on top of the £1,000 already on offer to students
- areas of the country which have seen a decrease in people accepted on some nursing, midwifery and allied health courses over the past year
*Final year students who need to extend their course
If you’re in your final year and need to extend your course, you must not apply for NHS LSF using the new system as your application will be rejected. More information on this will be published soon.
You can also sign up to receive email updates from the NHS about the expanded Learning Support Fund for September 2020.
For any students still receiving the NHS Bursary please read the information on the NHS website.