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Check if you’re eligible

To apply you must meet the eligibility criteria to show that you:

  • are a resident in England on the day your course starts (and normally live there)
  • have been resident in any UK country, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, for the 3 years before the start of your course
  • are studying on an approved course

You cannot apply if you:

  • are on an employment based course
  • are studying on a joint nursing and social work course
  • already have a higher education social work qualification

You will only receive a bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria and you‘re on the capping list. Your university will decide which students will be on their capping list for a bursary.