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Application deadlines

Information on application deadlines for all NHS Bursary students.

In all categories below please be aware of the following:

  • If you meet your application window deadline you will have your application assessed and your first NHS Bursary payment released to your bank account within 10 working days after we receive and process the notification from your university that you have enrolled on your course and attended your first day.
  • Once your application is approved, your bursary entitlement for the forthcoming academic year will be available to view in the Payment Schedule of your BOSS account.
  • If you do miss your application window deadline or you are a student who goes through the clearing process, we will assess your application as quickly as possible (within 35 working days) but there may be a delay to your payments. We must receive all your application and supporting evidence, before the nine month deadline.

Continuing students

It’s important that you apply for your NHS bursary within the right application window so your payments are set up ready for the start of your academic year. 

In all cases, we must receive your bursary application, including all your supporting information, within nine months of the first date of your academic year.

When you should apply

Continuing students - January to June 2019 (non medical/dental students)

Date your course starts Applications open Application deadline
January 2019 3 October 2018 26 November 2018
February 2019 31 October 2018 31 December 2018
March 2019 5 December 2018 28 January 2019
April/May 2019 6 February 2019 28 February 2019
June 2019 8 February 2019 29 March 2019

Continuing students - September/October 2019 (non medical/dental students)

Continuing NHS Bursary students will be invited to apply for their bursary from April 2019. The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2019.


Medical and Dental students

All new students should check the tables below for when to submit applications and all requested supporting evidence.

New Medical and Dental students - June to October 2019

Date your course begins

Applications open

Application deadline

June 2019

4 March 2019

26 April 2019

July 2019

4 March 2019

24 May 2019

August 2019

4 March 2019

28 June 2019

September 2019

4 March 2019

26 July 2019

October 2019

4 March 2019

23 August 2019


Continuing Medical and Dental students - June to October 2019

Continuing Medical and Dental students are students who were in receipt of NHS Bursary funding in the previous academic year will be invited to apply from April 2019. The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2019.