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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.

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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 five years.

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

  • £1,000 for specialist disciplines that struggle to recruit
  • £2,000 for childcare costs
  • Exceptional Hardship Fund of up to £3,000.

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. You can also find information on funding support for nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals on the NHS Student Services hub.

Eligible courses

Undergraduate

Course title UCAS code
BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Pre-registration)B720
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) B700
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)* B701
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) B702
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)* B716
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science B780
BSc (Hons) Dietetics B410
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy B160
BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging* B821
BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology B822

Postgraduate

Course title Entry 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).
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) An upper second class honours degree in a science* or a healthcare related subject. Must have studied successfully at level 6 for five years. At least five GCSEs taken at one sitting, including English language, mathematics and science* at grade C or above (or equivalent).
An upper second class honours degree in a science or a healthcare related subject. GCSE mathematics, English language and science at grade C or above (or equivalent).

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