Nursing, operating department practice, midwifery and paramedic training grants

From September 2020, nursing, operating department practitioner, midwifery and paramedic undergraduate students will be eligible for £5,000 a year to help with living costs. You won't need to pay this money back.

The funding will be given to new and continuing degree-level students from September 2020.

Details released so far

  • Undergraduate nursing, operating department practice, midwifery and paramedic students will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested grant of £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
  • The grant is available to new students and those who are already studying relevant courses.
  • Additional support (up to £3,000 a year) will be available in some regions or specialisms, or to help cover childcare costs. This includes:
    • specialist disciplines such as mental health nursing
    • an extra £1,000 as a top-up to the current Child Dependants Allowance for childcare costs (this will be known as Parental Support and replaces the current CDA element).
    • £1,000 if studying in specific regions that are keen to recruit more healthcare professionals.

This grant is offered in addition to existing student support, including the Tuition Fee Loan.

Further information from the NHS BSA website (PDF).

How to apply

Visit the NHS BSA website to check your eligibility and apply for the funding. Applications are open from 1 July 2020 and you'll need to set up an account.

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