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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 - September/October 2017 (non medical/dental students)

What type of student are you?

Email reminder

Application deadline

Fees only (income not declared):

Your parent/s (if you are dependent) or spouse/civil partner (if you are independent) chose not to declare their income for your 2016/17 application.

21-22 February 2017

7 April 2017

Fees only (income declared):

Your parent/s' (if you are dependent) or spouse/civil partner's (if you are independent) income resulted in a £0.00 bursary for 2016/17 and you commenced the first year of your course on or after 1 September 2012.

21-22 February 2017

7 April 2017

Single, independent students:

You are a single student (not married or living with a partner) and you are classed as independent and you are not in receipt of any additional allowances.

7 March 2017

14 April 2017

Dependants Allowance:

You applied for Dependants Allowance for the 2016/17 academic year (even if you were not awarded it) and did not apply for Childcare Allowance.

4 April 2017

12 May 2017

Childcare Allowance:

You applied for Childcare Allowance in the 2016/17 academic year (even if you were not awarded it).

4 April 2017

12 May 2017

All other:

You do not fall into any category listed above.

10-11 April 2017

16 June 2017

Continuing students - January to June 2018 (non medical/dental students)

Date your course starts Applications open Application deadline
January 2018 3 October 2017 25 November 2017
February 2018 31 October 2017 30 December 2017
March 2018 5 December 2017 27 January 2018
April/May 2018 6 February 2018 28 February 2018
June 2018 8 February 2018 31 March 2018

Continuing students - September/October 2018 (non medical/dental students)

What type of student are you?

Email reminder

Application deadline

Fees only (income not declared):

Your parent/s (if you are dependent) or spouse/civil partner (if you are independent) chose not to declare their income for your 2017/18 application.

21-22 February 2018

7 April 2018

Fees only (income declared):

Your parent/s' (if you are dependent) or spouse/civil partner's (if you are independent) income resulted in a £0.00 bursary for 2017/18 and you commenced the first year of your course on or after 1 September 2012.

21-22 February 2018

7 April 2018

Single, independent students:

You are a single student (not married or living with a partner) and you are classed as independent and you are not in receipt of any additional allowances.

7 March 2018

14 April 2018

Dependants Allowance:

You applied for Dependants Allowance for the 2017/18 academic year (even if you were not awarded it) and did not apply for Childcare Allowance.

4 April 2018

12 May 2018

Childcare Allowance:

You applied for Childcare Allowance in the 2017/18 academic year (even if you were not awarded it).

4 April 2018

12 May 2018

All other:

You do not fall into any category listed above.

10-11 April 2018

16 June 2018

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 2017

Date your course begins

Applications open

Application deadline

June 2017

6 March 2017

28 April 2017

July 2017

6 March 2017

26 May 2017

August 2017

6 March 2017

30 June 2017

September 2017

6 March 2017

28 July 2017

October 2017

6 March 2017

25 August 2017

Transitional Arrangements

Students should only apply for a bursary if they have confirmation from their university they are in receipt of a bursary funded place.

New students under Transitional Arrangements - September/October 2017 (non medical and dental students)

First year course starts

Applications open

Application deadline

September 2017

6 March 2017

21 August 2017

October 2017

6 March 2017

21 August 2017