Training grants for nursing, midwifery and paramedic science students

From September 2020, nursing, midwifery, operating department practice (ODP) and paramedic science students will receive funding of £5,000 a year to help with living costs.

Some students may be eligible for more, and this money does not have to be repaid.

You will still be able to access other financial support, such as the Tuition Fee Loan. This new grant will be available to existing students as well as those starting a course in 2020.

As this is a new grant, we don't have full information yet – but here are the details that have been released so far.

  • From September 2020, degree-level students studying nursing, midwifery, operating department practice and paramedic science will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested grant of £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
  • Some students will be eligible for additional support of up to £3,000. This additional funding will be available in areas of the country where fewer people have studied nursing, midwifery or allied health subjects in the past year, in certain specialisms, or to help students cover childcare costs.

We'll update this information as more details become available.

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