Nursing and Midwifery degree funding

There are several nursing bursaries and scholarships available to eligible students to help fund your nursing degree. Learn more about the financial support you may be entitled to.

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NHS Learning Support Fund

Home students who are starting the undergraduate courses BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Children's and Young People’s Nursing, BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice and the postgraduate course MNurse (Adult) are entitled to additional degree funding through the NHS Learning Support Fund. This package includes:

  • A training grant of £5,000 per year (for new and continuing students)
  • Parental support payment of £2,000 per student per year to help with childcare costs
  • Specialist subject payment of £1,000 per year for students on mental health degrees (for new students only)
  • A regional incentive payment of £1,000 per year for students studying in certain regions of the country (further details will be announced in due course) (for new students only)
  • Help towards additional travel and accommodation costs to clinical placements over your normal daily travel costs
  • An exceptional hardship fund of up to £3,000 per student per academic year.


The Learning Support Fund is provided by the NHS Business Services Authority.

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The Helen McArdle Scholarship Fund

The Helen McArdle Scholarship Fund is available for home students who are studying three-year, full-time nursing courses on campus. Eligible students must have worked for Helen McArdle Care or have family members who've met, or who meet additional eligibility criteria.

The scholarship is available for both the April intake and the September intake and offers £1,200 cash per academic year up to a maximum of £3,600. Find out more information about the Helen McArdle Scholarship Fund.

Discover if you're eligible for other scholarships and bursaries.