Fees and Funding for NHS Courses
From September 2017 onwards Nursing, Operating Department Practice and other health-related programmes will be eligible for Student Loans via Student Finance England, as NHS Bursaries will no longer be available.
Students applying for undergraduate nursing, operating department practice and some other health-related programmes will pay the same fees as other undergraduate degree students. Students will be able to apply for maintenance and tuition fee loans rather than getting the NHS grant.
Students who have previously studied another undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan for a second undergraduate degree in nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare.
For further details, and the latest information, visit the Council of Deans of Health website.
Our courses which are affected by this change:
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) - from September 2017 entry
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children's) - from September 2017 entry
- BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) - from September 2017 entry
- DipHE Operating Department Practice - from September 2017 entry
PGDip Nursing update
The UK Government has now confirmed that from August 2018 this course will be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England. The funding will work in the same way as the full-time undergraduate programmes listed above.
Find out more
- Read 'Reforming healthcare education funding: creating a sustainable future workforce' (PDF) by the Department of Health (see pages 10-11).
- Find out more about NHS bursaries on the NHS Business Services Authority website.
- Visit The Funding Clinic website, by the Council of Deans of Health.
Our PGDip Nursing programmes:
Although there will be changes to funding for our undergraduate healthcare programmes, we will continue to focus what we do on the needs and ambitions of our students. Our fees reflect the teaching and support costs of delivering a first class educational experience for everyone.
The fee information for your chosen course can be found on the course page on our website; search for your course online. You can also find out about what support is available to you.
Tuition fee loans
The most common way to fund your undergraduate study is with a student loan. This is a Government loan that covers your tuition fees. You don't need to pay anything up front, and you don't have to pay anything back until you have completed your studies - and are earning more than £21,000 (increasing to £25,000 for courses starting after April 2018).
There may also be other funding options available to you.
Your student loan helps with the cost of tuition for undergraduate programmes, but you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to help with the cost of living, whilst you study.
The Health Education Funding Reforms consultation resulted in significant changes to how some healthcare courses will be funded from 1 August 2017.
Students starting a new nursing course (including the Postgraduate Nursing course starting September 2018) on or after 1 August 2017 may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Learning Support Fund (LSF). This offers support for:
- Students with at least one dependent child (Child Dependants Allowance)
- Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses for a placement
- Students experiencing extreme financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)
Students should visit the following website where information on the Learning Support Fund can be found including a Guidance Video and Booklet.