Student Bursaries














NHS Student Bursaries is part of Student Services and is supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority. We award and pay NHS 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. 

New Students

Continuing Students

We take bursary fraud very seriously. Please read more here: NHS Student Bursary Fraud.

What could I be entitled to?

Use our bursary calculators to find out if you are eligible to apply, what your student status will be (independent/dependent) 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 eligibility or award entitlement until we have received and assessed your online application through the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) and all of your supporting evidence, if requested.

Where can I find help and guidance?

Ask Us - discover the answers to your queries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions - answers to all your NHS Bursary queries, including what to do if you have a change in circumstance or if you experience any technical difficulties with BOSS.

Student Booklets - find detailed guidance on all aspects of NHS Bursary support, a step by step guide to answering all of the application questions and explanations of what you should know before, during and after you apply for a bursary.

Our Contact Details page also provides you with information about how to get in touch other useful external organisations.

Like our NHS Student Bursaries Facebook page and follow @NHSBSA_Students on Twitter to find out up to date information about the service we provide.