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Government continues additional £5k grant for students starting Allied Health degrees in 2021.

Published: 03 August 2021

Eligible students studying Allied Health degrees at university are set to continue to receive an additional £5,000 per year of NHS funding from September 2021.

The additional funding is non-repayable and will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.

St George’s is pleased to announce that eligible students studying the following courses can apply for the NHS Training Grant:

The additional funding applies to new and existing students and does not need to be paid back.

The government expects the £5,000 Training Grant to benefit around 100,000 students every year.

There will also be further extra payments worth up to £4,000 per academic year for eligible students in certain circumstances. These include:

  • £2,000 Parental Support

  • £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit

  • £1,000 if they’re a new student studying a shortage specialism important to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan

The shortage specialisms available to study at St George’s include our Diagnostic Radiography BSc and Therapeutic Radiography BSc.

The grants will be administered by the NHS Business Services Authority, which already provides reimbursement for placement-related travel and accommodation costs. Additionally, there is The Exceptional Support Fund (ESF) available to eligible students experiencing unforeseen financial hardship during their studies, when all other available means of funding have been exhausted. The funding is likely to be made available to students over the course of each year.

For more information including how to apply please visit NHS Learning Support Fund

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