School of Health and Wellbeing FAQ
When should I apply for my NHS Bursary?
We notify the NHS Grants Unit, by way of a BUR99 form, that you
will be commencing your Nurse/Midwifery training with us, at the
same time we send you your CRB and medical information pack.
Therefore, once you have received your CRB and medical information
pack from the University, you can start the process for applying
for your NHS Bursary.
How do I apply for my NHS Bursary?
You can download your application form directly from the
What is the turn-around time on Bursary applications?
The standard turn-around time is 30 days from receipt of the
Universities BUR99 notification and then a further 30 days from
receipt of your application. However, please note during peak
periods of the year, this turn-around time may take longer.
Where do I obtain my unique NHS Grants Unit Number?
Your unique NHS Grants Unit number will be issued to you
directly by the NHS Grants Unit. If you have not received this and
you are completing your Bursary application form, you will
need to state "To Follow" in the space for your unique number.
How much Bursary will I be entitled to?
From September 2012, all new eligible students will be eligible
for a £1,000 grant. They will also be eligible for a means tested
bursary and a maintenance loan. The maximum means-tested bursary
available is £3351 (living with parents) and £4395 (not living with
When will I receive my first Bursary payment?
Your first Bursary payment will be made once you are in
attendance and fully enrolled onto your chosen Nursing/Midwifery
award. The University’s Student Office provides an update on
current enrolled Nursing/Midwifery students every Friday
The NHS Grants Unit state that they have not received
notification from the University that I will be
commencing my Nurse/Midwifery training, what do I do?
If the NHS Grants Unit inform you that they have not received
notification (BUR99) from the University, firstly, please check
that you are not making contact with the NHS Grants Unit less than
30 days from receipt of your CRB and medical pack. If you are
making contact with the NHS Grants Unit after 30 days from receipt
of your CRB and medical pack, please log a helpdesk call on
e:vision to inform us that the NHS Grants Unit has not received our
notification and we will investigate this further.
What can I use my NHS Bursary for?
Your NHS Bursary is essential for cost of living expenses whilst
you are studying.
Will I have to use my NHS Bursary to pay for my tuition
No, you will not be required to use your NHS Bursary to pay for
your tuition fees. The NHS fund tuition fees for all
pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery awards.
I have previously studied Nursing/Midwifery, will I still
be entitled to the NHS Bursary?
Your entitlement will all depend on how long ago you studied and
how much Bursary you have previously received. For further
information on your entitlement, please contact the NHS student
helpline directly on 0845 358 6655.
I wish to undertake a conversion from one branch of Nursing to
another, will I be entitled to receive the NHS Bursary?
Unfortunately, if you are already a Registered Nurse or Midwife
and wish to study Nursing further, you will not be entitled to the
NHS Bursary. It is required that your Trust either second you or
sponsor you to undertake further training.
I am transferring from another institution, do I need to
inform the NHS Grants Unit?
The University will notify the NHS Grants Unit that you will be
transferring. However, it is advisable that you make contact with
the NHS Grants Unit to advise them of your intentions.
I am classed as an Overseas student, will I be entitled to
the NHS Bursary?
Unfortunately, Overseas students are not entitled to the NHS
Bursary. In order to be eligible for receipt of the NHS Bursary and
Nursing/Midwifery training, it is required that you meet the
minimum residences requirements and be assessed as a Home
Where can I find out further information about the NHS
Further information about the NHS Bursary can be found on the
NHS Student Bursaries
website or by telephoning them directly on 0845 385