NHS grants for Undergraduate Students

The government has announced additional funding supporting healthcare students starting courses from September 2020. Students on eligible courses starting their second or third year will also be able to apply for the additional funding.

What does the funding support look like?

  • a non-repayable payment of £5,000 to eligible students each academic year, in addition to any student loan entitlement.
  • additional payments worth up to a total of £3,000 per academic year for students in specialisms or regions struggling to recruit or to help students cover childcare costs.
  • More information about the NHS funding can be found through our new LSF guidance booklet.

What courses are eligible for funding?

  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography
  • BN Nursing
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Orthoptics
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology

More information on the full amount you may be eligible for can be found on NHS bursaries.


Learning Support Fund

The Learning Support Fund (LSF) provides supplementary funding to the higher education student loans support from the government, for eligible students attending pre-registration healthcare courses on or after 1 August 2017.

See the guidance for students from the NHS Business Services Authority


Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE)

Students who meet the LSF general eligibility criteria are entitled to have some of the additional costs of attending a practice placement as part of their course reimbursed to them during the academic year.

Further Travel and Dual Accomoodation information


Child Dependents Allowance

Intended to provide additional support for eligible students who have parental responsibility for a dependent child under the age of 15 (17 if the child has special educational needs) on the first day of the academic year for which they are applying.

Child dependents allowance guidance.


Exceptional Support Fund

A supplementary short-term hardship fund that can be applied for, where there is evidence of a shortfall between income and expenditure, and a student may need extra financial help to meet costs not already being met from other sources of funding.

Exception Support Fund information

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