Fees and bursaries Fees and bursaries Changes to student bursaries have been announced for students starting in September 2017 and onward. Read more about how the funding will be changing in 2017. NHS funded courses If you are attending the following courses and meet certain residency and eligibility criteria, you will have your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS, and you will normally receive an income assessed bursary from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA): Nursing Childrens Nursing PgDip Childrens Nursing BSc Adult Nursing PgDip Adult Nursing BSc Learning Disability Nursing BSc Mental Health Nursing PgDip Mental Health Nursing BSc Midwifery Midwifery (for Graduates) 3 years PgDip Midwifery (Registered Midwife) BSc Physiotherapy Physiotherapy BSc Physiotherapy Msc Therapeutic radiography Therapeutic Radiography Bsc Diagnostic radiography Diagnostic Radiography BSc Social work and social care Social work bursary scheme If you are applying to a social work or social care course, you may be eligible to receive a non-income assessed basic bursary awarded by the NHS Business Services Authority. This is dependent on where you study, and whether you study full-time or part-time. The amount of the basic bursary for undergraduate students is dependent on whether you are subject to variable tuition fees. The arrangements for Social Work Bursary funding, for students commencing social work courses from September 2013 onwards are: There is a cap of numbers of bursaries at undergraduate level, which means there is no guarantee of a bursary for those applying for a social work course at university The undergraduate bursary is only payable in years two or three. This means new undergraduates do not receive a bursary in their first year of study. The bursary in years two and three includes the basic bursary and and a placement travel allowance. Kingston and St George’s will make decisions on who is awarded the bursaries at the end of year one Undergraduate students can apply for tuition fee loans and maintenance loans from Student Finance England (subject to eligibility criteria) to help cover the costs of the course during their studies The Placement Travel Allowance is payable to eligible undergraduate students who are not included on the capping list and are not entitled to the basic bursary. For further information on the social work bursary scheme and bursary changes to social work courses please refer to the NHS Business Services Authority website. Visit our Social work page for an indication of the social work courses we offer. The bursary is a grant intended to assist towards living costs and is non-repayable. If you are an EU student, you may be eligible to have your tuition fees paid but will not normally receive a bursary for living costs, unless you satisfy certain residency conditions. The NHS Bursaries website provides further information about eligibility. Find out more in the NHS Business Services Authority guide to NHS Student Bursaries (PDF). Support available for Home(UK) NHS funded students Your tuition fees will be paid in full by the NHS You may be eligible for a means tested NHS Bursary. More details can be found at NHS student bursaries, including their Awards estimate calculator which indicates possible payments You may be eligible for Childcare Allowance if you have children in registered childcare – the NHS Bursaries website has more information about childcare allowance You may be eligible for supplementary allowances if you are a single parent, have dependents or incur clinical placement costs You may be eligible for the disabled students allowance You may be eligible for a reduced rate maintenance loan. The bursary and any supplementary allowances are paid into your bank account in 11 equal monthly instalments. If you are eligible for a bursary, the first payment is a combined payments for the first two months of your course. The payments are not subject to income tax or national insurance. How to apply for a bursary NHS Bursary applications have to be made online. You will need to create an account on the NHS Student Bursaries Online Support System (BOSS). You can then complete and submit an application for a bursary. Visit here to apply. Students are strongly advised to consult a guide, and FAQs on how to complete the application form, which can be found here. If you fail to submit an online bursary application, or do not provide all the requested supporting documentation within six months of your course start date, your bursary award cannot be processed and you will not receive payments. On receipt of your completed application and supporting evidence, your eligibility for a bursary will be determined by NHS Student Bursaries and, if you are eligible, the amount of your award assessed. Once this has been done, you will receive notification to log onto your BOSS account to view your Award Notification. This will advise you of the level of your bursary; the days of attendance taken into account; any parental or spouse contribution; and the method and frequency of payment. Students can access an NHSBSA self-help enquiry system that answers any queries they may have, before ringing the helpline. Visit the NHSBSA ‘Ask Us’ online service for more information.