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Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE)

TDAE used to be called Practice Placement Expenses (PPE).

If you’ve attended a clinical placement, you could get money back for excess travel and accommodation costs.

What you could get

Excess travel costs

The cost to and from your placement must be more than your normal daily travel cost to and from your university.

If you’re eligible, you could claim:

  • bicycle - 20p per mile
  • motor vehicles - 28p per mile
  • passenger miles - 5p per mile

Travel costs can also include:

  • car parking
  • permit charges
  • congestion charges
  • tunnel or bridge tolls
  • community travel

Temporary accommodation

If you’re eligible, you could claim back up to:

  • £55 per night for commercial accommodation (for example, hotel, bed and breakfast)
  • £25 per night for staying with a friend or relative, but not parents

Overseas placements

If you attend a placement outside the UK, Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands, you could claim money back for:

  • accommodation
  • travel
  • insurance
  • medical tests
  • vaccinations
  • visa fees

Find out more in our TDAE guidance booklet (PDF: 895KB).

You can watch a short (YouTube) video with information about TDAE.

How to claim TDAE 

2022 to 2023 academic year

You must apply for an NHS Bursary and be assessed as eligible for at least the £1,000 non-means tested grant. Then you can:

  1. Download a TDAE form (PDF: 804 KB).
  2. Send your completed form and any relevant invoices or receipts to your university.

You can submit your claim up to 9 months from the last day of the placement period you’re claiming for.

2021 to 2022 academic year

If you have not yet made a claim for reimbursement towards your placement expenses for the last academic year, there is still time to do this. 

All claims must be submitted to us within 9 months of the last date of your placement and you must have been awarded at least the non-means tested grant of £1,000 in 2021-22.

To make a claim for 2021-22, you must complete this form (PDF: 804KB) and send it to your university for authorisation.