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NHS bursary students

Information about school closures during the Covid-19 outbreak

Payments during school closures

We've received confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care that all NHS Bursary payments will continue to be paid as normal during the period of school and university closures. Eligible students should continue to apply for payments as normal.

Key worker classification

We’ve had confirmation from DHSC that any students undertaking clinical healthcare courses are contributing to the national COVID-19 response and that these students are able to self-identify as key workers.

Students who are eligible for an NHS bursary

From 2019 to 2020, the only new students who can apply for NHS Bursary funding are those attending medical or dental courses. They must be in their later years of training. 

Our medical and dental students page has more information.

Continuing healthcare students will normally continue to receive NHS Bursary funding if they are both:

  • already receiving a NHS Bursary award
  • attending their course in 2019 / 2020

They will need to re-apply for the 2019 / 2020 academic year

Useful information

What financial help is availableWhen the application deadlines areHow to applyWhen you’ll get your bursary

What you can do

Log in to BOSSManage your bursaryDownload the forms you need

You can also contact us.

Returning students

If you're returning to a healthcare course in 2019 / 2020 after a period of absence, you should check with your university to see if you're eligible to return on an NHS Bursary or whether you should apply via the Student Loans Company for tuition fees and maintenance loans.