FAQ 3026
Can I get an NHS Student Bursary?

The UK Government has made an announcement that students on degree level NHS courses will benefit from a non-repayable bursary payment from September 2020 onwards. This will apply to NEW and CONTINUING students. Eligible BU courses will include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practice


Continuing students on NHS courses who commenced study after September 1st 2012 and before August 1st 2017 will continue to be funded under the old-style NHS Student Bursary Scheme. The rules of this scheme are published here:  NHS Bursary Scheme Rules 2019 - 20.