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Medical / Dental students eligible to apply for a NHS Bursary either for the first time in 2017/18 or as a continuing student

2017/18 academic year:

You are likely to be responsible for paying your own  course tuition fees to your university if you do not submit a completed NHS Bursary application, including all requested supporting documentation, within 9 months of the start of your academic year.

Pre-registration (non-medical or dental) Healthcare students
Continuing students (Students attending pre-registration healthcare courses which started before 1 August 2017)
If your NHS Bursary application and/or requested supporting evidence is submitted more than nine months after the start of your academic year, we will not be able to assess it and you will not receive any NHS Bursary payments for the academic year in question. 

However your course tuition fees are met on your behalf because you are occupying a NHS-commissioned place and are paid to your university by Health Education England under a separate arrangement. Your actual NHS Bursary application does not affect this.
New Students starting a course on or after 1 August 2017

You will need to apply via the Student Loans Company (SLC) for a tuition fee and/or a maintenance loan. Please contact SLC to discuss what, if any, implications applying late will have on the tuition fee payment. 
For more information on student loan funding, visit
Exceptions: 2017/18 Transitional arrangements
Under these arrangements, NHS Bursary funding remains available to certain groups of new students if they are attending one of following courses which starts between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018:
  • postgraduate pre-registration healthcare programmes (if studying on a place commissioned by Health Education England),
  • pre-registration dental hygiene and dental therapy courses
  • Certain designated part time pre-registration healthcare programmes: however students attending one of these programmes will need to apply for tuition fees and Disabled Students Allowances through the Student Loans Company.  They will be able to apply for a non-repayable maintenance bursary from the NHSBSA.
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