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NHS Bursary hardship grant

You may be able to claim between £100 and £3,000 to assist you with your studies if you meet all the following:

  • you must be on a course leading to registration as a doctor or dentist
  • you must be in genuine hardship and unable to manage any shortfall between your income and expenditure
  • you must be eligible, and have applied, for a full NHS Bursary (tuition fees, non-means tested grant, and the means-tested bursary)
  • you must have provided the relevant financial details to enable you to be assessed for the means-tested bursary, even if the final outcome was £0
  • If you or your parents, spouse or partner have chosen not to provide financial information for the means-tested part of the bursary, and you are only in receipt of the £1,000 non-means tested grant, you will not be eligible to make a claim for the NHS Hardship Grant

How to apply for the NHS Hardship Grant

You should apply by email and provide:

  • details and evidence of your daily income and expenses
  • confirmation that you have applied for other available funding, such as student loans and university hardship funds
  • confirmation from your university that they support your NHS Bursary Hardship Grant application

Evidence you can provide should include:

  • bank statements for the last three months
  • mortgage statement or tenancy agreement
  • written confirmation from your university confirming you have made an application for their hardship fund (or similar)

Email your information and use ‘NHS Medical and Dental Hardship application’ as your subject heading.

We will work out if there is a shortage between your income and expenses. If there is a shortfall, we will pay you based on this amount.

You will be contacted by email with the outcome within twenty working days from the date we receive your claim.