You can get an annual payment from the NHS to help with your study and living costs (known as a ‘bursary’) if both the following apply:
- you’re studying a dental, medical or healthcare course in England
- your course starts before 1 August 2017
You may also be eligible if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017 and you’re studying in England to be a:
- dental hygienist
- dental therapist
If you’re not eligible and your course starts on or after 1 August 2017, you may still be eligible for student finance.
You don’t have to pay your NHS bursary back.