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Eligible courses

NHS Learning Support Fund

Degree-level nursing, midwifery and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will be eligible for a payment of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs which they will not need to pay back.

Nursing, midwifery and many allied health students will be eligible for additional support of at least £5,000 to help with living costs from September 2020. The funding will be given to new and continuing degree-level students.

The funding comes as part of the government’s pledge to increase nurse numbers by 50,000 over the next 5 years.

Students will receive at least £5,000 a year, with up to £3,000 further funding available for eligible students:

  • £1,000 for specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit
  • £1,000 for childcare costs
  • £1,000 in areas of the country which have seen a decrease in people accepted on some nursing, midwifery and allied health courses over the past year

The funding will not have to be repaid by recipients. Students will also be able to continue to access funding for tuition and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company.

Am I eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund?

Students must ensure they meet all the eligibility criteria, including residency, as set out in the NHS Learning Support Fund guidance. Read FAQ’s about the NHS Learning Support Fund. You can also find information on funding support for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals on the NHS Student Services hub.

Please also check you are studying an eligible course.

Eligible courses

Undergraduate

Course titleUCAS entry tariffUCAS code
BSc(Hons) Midwifery112B720
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult)104B700
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)*104B701
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Child)104B702
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)*104B716
BSc(Hons) Paramedic Science112B780
BSc(Hons) Dietetics120B410
BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy128B160
BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging*120B821
BSc(Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology112B822

Postgraduate

Course titleEntry requirements
MSc(Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)A first degree at Honours level, normally, in a related discipline. GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).
MSc(Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)A first degree at Honours level, normally, in a related discipline. GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).
MSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult)

An upper second class honours degree in any subject. Consideration will be given to applicants with a lower second class if their degree is related to nursing and they have previous care work experience. GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent).

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