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Your bursary award is calculated on an academic year basis and covers a period of 12 months.

For each year of your course, payments commence in the first month of training and will normally be made in 12 monthly instalments, regardless of your actual days in attendance.

For all new students (except medical/dental), the first bursary instalment you receive will cover the first two months of training and you will not receive your next payment until month 3. Your first payment is made within 10 working days of your university confirming to us that you have enrolled on the course and attended your first day (as long as your application has been approved).

Subsequent bursary payments will be made on the third Friday of each month and will continue until the end of the academic year.

The only exception to this is when you are in your final year of study and the bursary will be paid in monthly instalments relating to the end date of your course. For example, if your final year commences on 16 September and ends on 20 June, your bursary will be paid in 10 instalments (September – June).

Your bursary is paid directly into the bank account you supplied details for on BOSS.

You must reapply for your bursary each academic year in order for payments to continue. NHS Student Bursaries will contact you, normally by email and SMS, to advise you when to reapply for your NHS bursary and any additional allowances. However, reapplying is your responsibility and you should ensure your check our website for the latest information on when to make your reapplication and the deadlines for doing this. Click here for the latest information.

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