NHS Student Bursaries

NHS Student Bursaries - Personal Eligibility Calculator

Important - This calculator should only be used by students who are attending courses attracting an NHS Bursary.

The only new courses which will attract a bursary on or after 1 August 2017 are:
  • Postgraduate courses
  • Dental Hygiene courses
  • Dental Therapy courses
  • Medical and Dental courses

  • A capped number of students attending part-time courses will also be eligible to apply for a bursary. Students attending these courses will need to be resident in England and the calculator will not show the correct criteria for this group of students and should not be used. More information is available on our website regarding these courses.

    The Eligibility Calculator will ask you questions about your residency and immigration status in order to determine if you will be personally eligible to apply for an NHS Bursary.

    If the calculator determines that you are eligible it will provide you with examples of evidence that would be required to support any potential application you then make.

    A final decision on your eligibility will only be made once we have received a completed application and all supporting evidence.


    You are advised not to make any financial commitments based on this bursary calculator or rely on current NHS Bursary Scheme Rules and allowances when planning for subsequent academic years, as these may be subject to review in the future and as a result may be liable to change.

    The Department of Health and the NHS Business Services Authority cannot accept any responsibility for any loss incurred (including but not limited to financial loss) by any person who has relied on current rules and allowances for the current or future academic years.

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