Funding through the NHS

The NHS has traditionally provided financial support to eligible students taking approved courses in a number of health professions, but it is important to note that this is changing from September 2017.

Please see our page on financial support at university before reading this page. 

If you plan to study medicine or dentistry in the UK, see our pages about financial support for medical and dental students in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Will any healthcare students still receive NHS financial support?

Postgraduate students - a bursary for tuition and maintenance will meet the full costs of the course for postgraduate students starting in 2017/18. This will be a transitional arrangement to secure the longer term workforce supply and the intention is for these courses to eventually fit the standard student funding model

Dental hygiene and dental therapy - until a long-term funding solution is found for these subjects, the Government will fund a capped number of dental hygiene and dental therapy students on the 2017/18 cohort on the same, non-repayable terms as under the current NHS system

Extra funding for additional expenses

There will be additional funding as follows:

Further information

Financial support for students in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may differ from the information listed above. Please click on the relevant section below for more information.

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