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NHS bursary


If you’re on a course which leads to a qualification in medicine, dentistry or healthcare then you might be able to get a bursary from NHS Wales.

If you’re a student studying an NHS funded course in Wales, you can get a Maintenance Loan of up to £3,392 in 2017/18 or up to £3,030 in 2016/17 from Student Finance Wales.

If you’re studying nursing, midwifery or healthcare in another part of the UK, on or after 1 August 2017, you won’t get an NHS bursary but you may be eligible for student finance from Student Finance Wales.

However, if you’re studying dental hygiene or dental therapy courses in England you may get an NHS bursary.

For more information, speak to your university or college, or visit NHS Wales.

Tuition fees

Fees will be dealt with directly by the NHS; there will be no fee support from Student Finance Wales unless you choose to study elsewhere in the UK where no healthcare bursary is offered.

How is it paid?

The NHS Bursary is assessed and paid by the NHS Bursary Scheme and not Student Finance Wales.

Who to contact for more information about NHS Bursaries

The (NHS) Wales Student Awards Unit provides NHS Bursaries to students in Wales.

Visit their website to find out further information or call them on 029 2019 6167.





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