From September 2020 all new and continuing nursing, midwifery and most allied health professionals students on pre-registration courses will also receive a grant of at least £5,000 per year that is not means-tested and will not have to be repaid.
An additional payment of up to £3,000 per academic year will be available to eligible students. Eligibility will include the following:
• £1,000 towards childcare costs
• £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit
• £1,000 if studying a shortage specialism
Among others, the shortage specialisms have been confirmed to include:
• Mental health nursing
• Learning disability nursing
Additional funding is available via NHS Business Services Authority
The Learning Support Fund offers students additional support while studying for their degree. This includes:
• dependants allowance of £1,000 per student per year
• additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over their normal daily travel costs
• an exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year
You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages
You can also sign up to receive email updates from the NHS about the returning bursary for September 2020. This will provide you with up to date information as and when it becomes available, this includes how and when you will be able to apply. You can sign up to receive these on the NHS website.