Once you have your bursary, you can log in to BOSS, check your payment dates, tell us about a change of circumstances and download the forms you need.
When your Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) account is set up, you can access it whenever you need to.
If you are registering your account for the first time, please make sure you are eligible for an NHS Bursary. This can be done by checking with your university you are on an NHS Bursary funded course. Medical and Dental students can also use our personal eligibility calculator.
In BOSS you can:
- view your payment dates and annual entitlement
- submit a new bursary application or a re-application
- monitor the overall status of your application
- notify us of a change in circumstances to a current bursary application
- apply for Dependants’ Allowance
- apply for Disabled Students Allowances (except for students on part-time courses)
- change the bank details you want your bursary to be paid into
- view the supporting evidence you’re required to submit with your application
- download a student coversheet which must be sent off with any supporting evidence, paper forms and other correspondence that you send us
How to reapply for your NHS Bursary
If you already receive a bursary, we'll email you to invite you to reapply and let you know when the deadlines are.
- Invites are always sent by email with a letter attached.
- Check your junk mail regularly.
If you complete your online BOSS form and send in your supporting evidence and student coversheet within the deadline, your bursary payments will be in place for the start of the next academic year. If you miss the deadline, your payments will be delayed.
In all cases, we must receive your bursary application, including all your supporting evidence, within nine months of the start of the academic year.
Don’t create a new BOSS account.
It’s important that all continuing students use their current BOSS log in details to reapply and must not create a new BOSS account.
When we’ll invite you to reapply
Application windows Autumn 2017 (non-medical / dental continuing students)
|What type of student are you?||Date we'll email your invite to apply||Deadline to post your application and supporting evidence|
|Fees only||21-22 February 2017||7 April 2017|
|Single, independent students||7 March 2017||14 April 2017|
|Dependants allowance and childcare allowance||4 April 2017||12 May 2017|
|All other||25 - 27 April 2017||16 June 2017|
Check your NHS Bursary dates
Your bursary is paid into your bank account monthly on the third Friday of the month.
You’ll receive your first bursary payment within 10 working days of us receiving confirmation that you have started your course (provided you sent us your application form and supporting information by the deadline).
Your first payment will be for two months’ worth of bursary and then the remaining payments will be paid on the third Friday of each month.
Provided we received your application within the deadline, your payments will not be disrupted and you'll continue to be paid on the third Friday of each month.
Tell us about a change of circumstances
If there has been a change to your circumstances you must get in touch and let us know as soon as possible. You can do this via the Change of Circumstances section on your BOSS account.
The form can be used to tell us about:
- change of name
- change of address
- change of telephone number
- change of marital status (if already cohabiting prior to marriage)
- applying for a new childcare allowance claim if you did not apply on your main application, a paper BOSS CCA form will also be needed for this
- changes to childcare provider or cost during the academic year, a childcare reconciliation form will also be needed for this . If any of the new costs claimed are within a Childcare Reconciliation period that has already ended, you must also send receipts for that period
- a change in childcare arrangements – if you’re no longer paying for childcare, you need to give written confirmation giving the date that you last used the childcare provider
- amendments / additions to your dependant children
- amendments / additions to your own income / expenses
It is important you let us know so we can reassess your bursary entitlement and let you know if there has been an overpayment or underpayment. If an overpayment occurs we will contact you to inform you how the repayment will be recovered. If you are due additional funds as a result of your changing circumstances, these will be added to your next bursary payment.
Withdrawing from your course
If you are withdrawing from your course either temporarily or permanently, please inform your university and then call us on 0300 330 1345 as soon as possible so we can hold any further bursary payments on your account to prevent an overpayment. If an overpayment has already been made, we will be in touch to discuss repayment options with you. If you are due any bursary payment, this will be released once we have completed a withdrawal calculation.