We have 3 different bursary calculators available:
- Personal Eligibility Calculator - lets you know if you're eligible, this is applicable to medical and dental students applying for a bursary for the first time
- Student Status Calculator - tells you if your status will be independent or dependent (you need to know this when you apply)
- Award Estimate Calculator - gives an estimate of how much you're entitled to
The calculators should only be used as a guide.
We cannot confirm how much help you’ll get until we have received your application form and supporting information.
Additional financial help
As well as the NHS bursary, there is additional financial help you can apply for.
Help with childcare costs
If you pay for registered childcare while you attend your course, you can apply for financial help towards the cost. This is called Childcare Allowance.
The allowance is intended as an additional means of help towards childcare costs but it will not normally cover all of your costs.
Further information about this allowance is available in our guidance booklet below:
Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs)
Our guide to Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) 2018/19 gives an overview of the different elements of the DSAs that students could be entitled to, the maximum rates and how to apply.
Practice Placement Expenses
All healthcare students are expected to attend practice placements as part of their course.
Our step by step guide to completing your PPE claim form gives you instructions on what you need to do to claim excess travel and / or accommodation expenses incurred while on a practice placement.
You can find out specific information for your course type below.
Medical and dental students
Go to our Medical and Dental students page for more information
Transitional arrangements students
You are a transitional arrangement student if you are studying on an eligible postgraduate course, part time course, dental therapy course or dental hygiene course which started between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018.
If you're a new student starting one of these courses on or after 1 August 2018, see the update regarding funding for these courses.