Nursing Bursary

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

PGDip Nursing
Eligible students applying for PGDip Nursing programmes will still receive a NHS bursary for the 2017-18 academic year but this will be dependent on the students being included in the capped numbers which the University returns to the NHS. This is for one more year only and the NHS Bursary will not be available from 2018 onwards.

Our PGDip Nursing programmes:

  • PGDip Nursing (Adult)
  • PGDip Nursing (Mental Health)

Nursing bursary for February 2017 entry only

We will briefly explain the process below, but for full information on eligibility and the funding available for students on either the degree or postgraduate diploma programme please refer to

You can find further information about the maintenance loan from student finance here.

Postgraduate diploma students

  • UK and EU students studying on one of the PGDip Nursing programmes will have their tuition fees paid in full by the Department of Health.
  • In addition, all eligible students will be able to apply for a non-means tested annual grant of  £1,000 from the NHS Bursary Scheme.

Returning students

  • If you have received NHS bursary in previous years studying on your course, you will need to reapply for subsequent years using your existing BOSS account.

How to apply
You will need to make your NHS student bursary application online through BOSS (Bursary Online Support System). You must make an application in order to receive your tuition fees, bursary, and £1,000 grant. So even you aren't eligible for the bursary, you need to apply to get your tuition fees paid.

You should apply early and can do this before you have been offered a place, you will be able to make any changes through the online system.

Click here to start your BOSS application

Click here to start your Student Finance Application

NHS Student Bursaries Contact
0300 370 1345 or 0191 279 0570

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm