From 1 August 2017, new nursing students will no longer receive NHS bursaries. Instead, they will have access to the same student loans system as other students.

HEFR Flyer April 2017

For courses starting:

For further information, please see the Student Finance England/NHS fact sheets below:

Funding for NHS Students who Started a Course Before 1 August 2017
NHS (started before 1 Aug 2017)_Page_1        NHS Bursary funding for continuing students 2017-18_Page_01


Funding for New NHS Students Starting a Course on or After 1 August 2017

NHS (started after 1 Aug 2017)_Page_1        Learning Support Fund Guide - 2017-18_Page_01

Help for Students in a Crisis – Cavell Nurses’ Trust is able to assist student nurses on recognised training courses – in exceptional circumstances such as sudden ill health or in a crisis situation. Cavell Nurses’ Trust cannot ‘top up’ NHS nursing bursaries, usual student expenses or pay for study fees.

To receive assistance, student nurses:

  • Must be residing in the United Kingdom.
  • Must have less than £4000.00 in savings.
  • Must be in need.

Practice Placement Expenses (PPE) / Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE) – students studying Nursing may be able to reclaim accommodation and travel costs associated with the undertaking of their placement.  For more information click here.