The NHS offers non-repayable financial support for a number of our courses. This means that you may not have to pay for some or any years of study at St George’s. The funding available depends on your country of residence and the course studied.

Students in a lecture

New funding arrangements for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional courses from academic year 2017/18:

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced at the Spending Review in November 2015 that from August 2017 the student loan system will replace NHS Student Bursaries for courses in:

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (adult, child, learning disability, mental health)
  • Midwifery/Registered Midwife and Midwifery/Registered Midwife for registered nurses
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Radiography, Diagnostic and BSc Radiography, Therapeutic

Current students, including those who commenced study in September 2016, are unaffected by these changes and can continue to apply for NHS Student Bursaries for the subsequent years of their course.

*The changes announced will affect new students commencing one of the above courses from August 2017.

Additional information

Under the student finance system students can apply for loans to support their tuition fee and living costs. The income assessed maintenance loan is calculated using the course term dates, so offers additional-support students on courses that have a longer than average academic year. Students can also apply for income assessed supplementary grants, for example Childcare Grant, Adult Dependants Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance, if applicable. Non-income assessed Disabled Students’ Allowances are also available.

To support students who are planning to undertake Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional subjects as a second undergraduate degree, the Government have stated that they intend to put in place an exemption to enable these students to access the standard student support system, just like students studying for a first degree. Please note that the 2017/18 student finance regulations have not yet been laid before Parliament so it is not possible to confirm definite arrangements at this stage.

Support

Although there will be changes to funding, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London will continue to provide quality education and training to support your career goals.

Students may also be eligible to apply for additional grants and bursaries offered through both Universities.

For more detail on the latest changes and how the student loan system will operate, visit the Council of Deans of Health website, The Funding Clinic and GOV.co.uk.

2016/17 NHS course funding information:

Medicine MBBS (5 year)

NHS funding available for year five (years five and six for students who intercalate):

  • Tuition fee support available to English and EU students
  • Non-income assessed grant of £1,000 available to English students
  • Income assessed bursary of up to £3,191 (plus up to £108 for each extra week over the standard 30 week academic year) available to English students

If you are from ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland, you should visit your local websites outlining NHS student funding.

Medicine MBBS (4 year Graduate Entry)

NHS funding available for years two, three and four:

  • Partial tuition fee support of £3,465 available to English and EU students (you can apply to Student Finance England for a loan for the remaining £5,535)
  • Non-income assessed grant of £1,000 available to English students
  • Income assessed bursary of up to £3,191 (plus up to £108 for each extra week over the standard 30 week academic year) available to English students

If you are from ScotlandWales and Northern Ireland, you should visit your local websites outlining NHS student funding.

Physiotherapy BSc

NHS funding available for all three years of the course:

  • Tuition fee support available to UK and EU students
  • Non-income assessed grant of £1,000 available to UK students
  • Income assessed bursary of up to £3,191 (plus up to £108 for each extra week over the standard 30 week academic year) available to UK students

Radiography BSc

NHS funding available for all three years of the course:

  • Tuition fee support available to UK and EU students
  • Non-income assessed grant of £1,000 available to UK students
  • Income assessed bursary of up to £3,191 (plus up to £108 for each extra week over the standard 30 week academic year) available to UK students

Receiving your NHS funds

You will receive the non-income assessed grant and income assessed bursary, if eligible, in monthly instalments. The tuition fee support will be paid directly to the University.

Additional financial support for NHS-funded years of study

NHS

Extra non-repayable financial help is available from NHS Student Bursaries if you:

•    have a disability or specific learning difficulty
•    have children
•    financially support an adult dependant

Assistance with practice placement expenses is also available to students who are eligible for the income assessed NHS bursary.

Student Finance England

For undergraduate degree programmes, a non-income assessed reduced rate maintenance loan is available for each NHS-funded year of study.  The annual rates are currently £3,263 (full year) and £2,498 (final year).  Maintenance loan payments are made directly to students in termly instalments. 

Further information and how to apply

Visit the NHS Student Bursaries website to check your eligibility and for information about how to apply. You can also download ’Your Guide to NHS Student Bursaries 2016/17’ for further details. You may only apply for your NHS funding once you have been offered a place at St George’s.

Support for non-NHS funded years of study (MBBS)

MBBS students can apply for a tuition fee loan for each non-NHS funded year of study. In addition you can apply for an income assessed maintenance loan,  grants for dependants and Disabled Students’ Allowances, if applicable.

MBBS5 (undergraduate) students in non-NHS funded years of study may also be considered for the St George’s Opportunity Fund Grant.

Visit our loans and grants and bursaries pages for more information.

Further information

More information for students on NHS programmes can be found on the NHS Student Bursaries website.

Our Student Finance Advisers can also be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All students living outside the UK are required to pay the full course fees. See our course pages and international student fees and finance section for more information.


Last Updated: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:08

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