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Changes to bursaries for nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare professional education for 2017/18 entry

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the Spending Review in November 2015 that a new loan system would replace student bursaries for courses in:

  • nursing/registered nurse (adult, child, learning disability, mental health);
  • midwifery/registered midwife and midwifery/registered midwife for registered nurses;
  • physiotherapy;
  • radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic);
  • breast imaging; and
  • paramedic science.

Current students and those applying for September 2016 are unaffected and will continue to receive existing NHS bursary as arranged.

The changes announced will affect new students applying and enrolling from September 2017 who may need to apply for a loan.

New loan packages (from September 2017)

Under the new loan system students can apply for a range of means-tested loans, including a specific loan designed to support students on courses that have a longer than average student year. There may be special allowances, for example childcare, adult dependants and parents' learning allowance.

Information and support

Although there will be changes to funding, Kingston University and St George's, University of London will continue to provide quality education and training to support your career goals.

Students may also be eligible to apply for additional grants and bursaries offered through both universities.

For more detail on the latest changes and how the new loan system will operate, visit the Council of Deans of Health website and the Bursary Online Support System.

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Student Life Centre: Money advisers
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7312

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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7312

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