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About the Learning Support Fund

The Health Education Funding Reforms consultation resulted in changes to how some healthcare courses will be funded from 1 August 2017.

Students starting a new Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health Professional course on or after 1 August 2017 may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Learning Support Fund (LSF).

This offers support for:

  • students with at least one dependent child (Child Dependants Allowance)
  • practice placement travel and/or temporary accommodation costs (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses)
  • students experiencing financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

If you're in receipt of an NHS Bursary visit our NHS Bursary students section. NHS Bursary students are not eligible for LSF support.

If you started a course prior to 1 August 2017 but have changed your study pattern and are returning to a different programme, study year or any other form of variation to study, you'll need to check with your university on your funding support entitlement.

Our guidance video provides an overview of what you can expect from the Learning Support Fund.