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Application deadlines

Information on application deadlines for NHS Bursary students

New NHS Bursary applicants:

  • 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.
  • 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 non medical / dental students - January to June 2019 

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 non medical/dental students - September / October 2019

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

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 - 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.