Financial support for healthcare students

If you're starting or continuing an eligible healthcare course from 1 September 2020 onwards, you can apply for the .

This funding is made available by the government. Students are advised to check the latest information from the government to confirm their eligibility.

Student support outline

From 1 September 2020, students studying eligible pre-registration, undergraduate, or postgraduate healthcare courses will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. Courses eligible for the payment include Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health), Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Radiography (diagnostic).

There will also be additional funding available on some prioritised courses. Additional funding of £2,000 will also be available for parental support, if you have at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs.

More information on potential funding for financial hardship support and potential travel and accommodation assistance can be found on the .

The financial support is intended to provide additional funding and not to replace the maintenance loan. We would expect most students to access both the non-repayable payment and the maintenance loan to help finance their studies. Together these sources will provide more day-to-day support for study than has ever before been available.

Further information on payment methods and timetables can be found on the .

More information on the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF)