Fees for midwifery, nursing, paramedic science and speech and language therapy

Midwifery, Nursing and Speech and Language Therapy students

Tuition fees for Midwifery, Nursing and Speech and Language Therapy programmes for September 2016, January 2017 and March 2017 are paid directly by the NHS, so eligible students are not required to pay tuition fees.

All new eligible students will receive a £1,000 grant. They may also be able to apply for a means-tested bursary and maintenance loan.

Students studying 45 weeks or more each year will receive the following:

Place where the student is studying and living Non-means-tested grant Means-tested bursary

Studying in London and living away from the parental home during the programme


Up to £3,159

Studying outside London and living away from the parental home during the programme


Up to £2,617

Living at the parental home during the programme


Up to £2,185

To be eligible for an NHS-funded bursary, you must:

  • Meet the residence requirement, meaning that you must have been living in the UK for the three years immediately before the start date of the programme and have indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
  • Have settled status, which means that you must be settled in the UK as defined within the Immigration Act 1971.

Full details of eligibility regulations are in the current edition of the NHS publication Financial Help for Healthcare Students.

Additional allowances

In addition to the basic bursary, you can apply for a number of additional allowances if you meet specific criteria. These allowances provide support to disabled students and additional support for students with dependent adults and children.

You may be eligible for Dependants' Allowance if you have people who are wholly or mainly financially dependent on you while you study. Your eligibility will be assessed based on your previous financial year's income rather than on your estimated income for the current year (the income of any dependants, spouse, partner or civil partner will also be taken into account). This will bring the allowance in line with how we currently assess the basic bursary.

You will also be able to claim help towards travel costs for your placements if they result in additional costs to those incurred when travelling to the university.

Bursary applications

Bursary applications should be made online following an offer of a place through the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS).

All matters relating to NHS-funded programmes and financial support are dealt with by:

NHS Student Bursaries, Ridgway House,
Middlebrook, Bolton BL6 6PQ
Tel: 0300 330 1345; Fax: 01253 774491
E-mail: nhsbsa.sbaccount@nhs.net
Website: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

For further information, please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students.

Paramedic Science students

BSc Hons Paramedic Science (London)

Students attending the BSc Hons Paramedic Science based at our Avery Hill campus in Eltham, London, pay the normal student university tuition fee for 2016–17. Information on Undergraduate fees, bursaries and scholarships can be found here: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/finance/undergraduate

BSc Hons Paramedic Science (Medway)

For Students attending the BSc Hons Paramedic Science based at our Medway campus, Chatham Maritime, Kent, tuition fees will be paid by Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and eligible students will receive a bursary. Details of how to apply for this will be provided once students are selected. Students on this programme are entitled to apply for a Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan only from Student Finance England.

Important information:

Eligible applicants considering applying for January and March 2017 intake for the following programmes will be funded by the current NHS funding system which means that your tuition fees will continue to be paid directly to the university and do not need to be repaid. You will also receive a non means tested bursary of £1000 and a means tested bursary. The bursary does not need to be repaid.

BSc Hons/Post Graduate Adult Nursing; BSc Hons Child Nursing; BSc Hons Learning Disability Nursing; BSc Hons/Post Graduate Mental Health Nursing; BSc Hons Midwifery.

Providing you remain on the programme you will continue with this funding arrangement for the duration of the programme.

Pre-registration midwifery and nursing prospectus

Download our prospectus for nursing and midwifery study.