The funding available to nursing and midwifery students for 2017/18 is detailed below.
You will need to decide if you wish to commit to working in Wales for two years after completing your nursing or midwifery degree:
This information relates to the 2017/18 academic year, information regarding the 2017/18 bursary package will be made available here in due course.
The NHS pay all course fees
A non-means tested grant of £1,000
A means tested bursary of up to £3,567 (elsewhere rate) or up to £2,823 (parental home rate). These figures are based on the nursing and midwifery courses being 41 weeks in duration.
In addition to the basic bursary, students can apply for a number of means tested additional allowances if they meet specific criteria. These allowances provide support to disabled students and additional support for students with dependent adults and children.
A maintenance loan of £3,392 (elsewhere rate) or £2,544 (parental home rate) for Welsh domiciled students
A lower rate of loan will apply in the final year of study.
See NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) for further details.
The standard funding you will receive will depend upon your domicile. The Tuition Fees for Nursing and Midwifery courses are £9,000 per year.
Student Finance Wales
With regards to the Maintenance Loan and Tuition Fee Loan (if applicable), you can apply through Student Finance Wales. Please note that you will not be eligible for means tested allowances from Student Finance Wales if you will be receiving an NHS Wales Bursary Support Package.
Student Finance England
With regards to the Maintenance Loan and Tuition Fee Loan (if applicable), you can apply through Student Finance England. Please note that you will not be eligible for means tested allowances from Student Finance Wales if you will be receiving an NHS Wales Bursary Support Package.
If you have previously studied a non-NHS funded course, then your entitlement to the NHS Bursary support and Reduced Loan from the Student Loans Company may not be affected. However, if you have previously started or completed any NHS funded course then please see our information regarding previous study.
Once you have an offer of an NHS funded place for September 2017 you can apply online for your funding from NHS Wales. If you opt for the standard funding you can apply online now on your funding provider website. You should provide the unique reference number generated by the Welsh Health Education Registration System within your application. This is so that the funding provider knows you have not opted for NHS funding and can then assess your application for standard funding. If you have any queries regarding the funding available, please contact the Student Money Advice Team.