Welcome to the NHS Student Bursaries Website
NHS Student Bursaries is a service supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority. We award and pay bursaries to students on pre-registration health professional training courses according to the NHS Bursary Scheme as published by the Department of Health.
If you are thinking of taking up (or are already enrolled on) a qualifying training course, you’ll find information on this site about who can apply for an NHS bursary and how to apply.
Our bursary calculators will tell you if you are eligible to apply, what your personal "status" will be and provide you an estimate of what you could receive in a basic award as well as any potential additional allowances. The calculators should only be used as a guide. We cannot confirm your eligibilty or award entitlement until we have received and processed your online application. Go to the left hand navigation to access the information that you need.
On our website you will find the answers to the most common questions we are asked. If you cannot find the answer to your question or require further guidance, please see either the booklet below or our Contact Details page for details on how to get in touch with us or other useful external organisations.
Detailed guidance on all aspects of NHS bursary support can be found in the booklet Financial Help for Healthcare Students. This booklet is updated annually from information released by the Department of Health. It contains useful information for all existing and prospective NHS students.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) or if you require clarification or guidance on what some of the sections require, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still cannot find the answer you are looking for, please Contact Us.
Our end of year report for the financial year 2012/13 and end of year report for the academic year 2012/13 are now available to read.
If you are eligible to apply for an NHS bursary but believe you will be awarded £0 bursary after income assessment due to, for example, your household income being over the threshold, you must still make an application in order for us to pay the standard course tuition fees contribution.
If your parent(s), spouse or partner do not wish to declare their income, to save time, they should answer "no" to this question on the online form. This means you will receive a "fees only bursary" and you will not be entitled to any income assessed bursary additional allowances e.g. childcare.
If you opt for this fees only bursary, the NHS will meet the standard tuition fee contribution on your behalf. We will pay your course tuition fees directly to your Local Education Training Board (LETB). For medical/dental students we will pay the standard course tuition fee contribution directly to your University.
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