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About the Learning Support Fund

Find out about the Learning Support Fund here.

The Health Education Funding Reforms consultation resulted in significant 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 are in receipt of an NHS Bursary please go to the NHS Bursary students section as you will not be eligible to apply for LSF allowance.

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 will 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.