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Application deadlines

Information on application deadlines for all NHS Bursary students

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 meet your application window deadline and you are eligible for a bursary, your  first payment will be made to your bank account on the third Friday of the month in which your academic year begins.

If you miss your application window deadline, we will assess your application within 35 working days from the date of receipt, but there may be a short delay to your payments.

In all cases, we must receive your BOSS application and supporting evidence within nine months of the start of the academic year for which you are applying.

Continuing NHS Bursary applicants

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 new 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 (healthcare courses other than Medicine or Dentistry)

If your new academic year begins January to June 2020

Date your course starts Applications open Application deadline
January 2020 7 October 2019 29 November 2019
February 2020 4 November 2019 27 December 2019
March 2020 2 December 2019 31 January 2020
April/May 2020 3 February 2020 27 March 2020
June 2020 2 March 2020 24 April 2020

If your new academic year begins September / October 2020

You will be invited to apply for your bursary from 6 April 2020. The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2020.

Medical and dental students

Check the table below to see when you should submit your BOSS application by. This includes any supporting evidence requested.

Medical and Dental students applying for a bursary for the first time - academic year commencing June to October 2020

Date your course begins

Applications open

Application deadline

June / July 2020

2 March 2020

29 May 2020

August 2020

6 April 2020

26 June 2020

September / October 2020

4 May 2020

31 July 2020

Continuing Medical and Dental students - academic year beginning September / October 2020

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 6 April 2020. The deadline to submit applications is 30 June 2020.