Overview

What you can apply for depends on when your course starts and what you’re studying. You don’t have to pay your NHS bursary back.

If you’re not eligible for a bursary you may still be eligible for student finance.

If your course starts on or after 1 August 2018

You can get an annual payment from the NHS to help with your study and living costs (known as a ‘bursary’) if you’re studying to be a doctor or dentist.

If you’re studying a pre-registration postgraduate healthcare course, you may still be eligible for student finance.

If your course started in the 2017 to 2018 academic year

You can get an annual payment from the NHS to help with your study and living costs (known as a ‘bursary’) if you’re studying to be a doctor, dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist.

If your course started before 1 August 2017

You can get an annual payment from the NHS to help with your study and living costs (known as a ‘bursary’) if you’re studying a dental, medical or healthcare course in England.