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    Could someone please explain to me the loans/bursaries etc I'd get if I got accepted to study dentistry as a person who already has a degree in biomedical sciences? I just want to make sure I've read it correctly.

    Thanks in advance if anyone can help me.
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    That was a confusing read, could somebody please try to explain/answer these for me..

    1) Does everyone get £1000? Like every single medical student? irrespectively of whether you took a gap year, are NOT from a 'lower income family', British citizen from Wales? How often do you get the £1000 or is it a one off?

    2) What other financial support is eligible for someone from Wales who wishes to study medicine in England but does not come from 'geographically disadvantaged' areas and has no disabilities, parents are still together and the combined household income is not defined as 'low'.

    Thank you very much!!
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    (Original post by Dunn0)
    Wait, so if i do med in 2012 my 9k fees are paid of and i dont have to repay it at all?
    Did you find out if this is true? Sounds mad!
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    Anyone know I would be eligible for this? Scottish Student planning to study medicine as a second degree in England.
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    (Original post by Dunn0)
    Wait, so if i do med in 2012 my 9k fees are paid of and i dont have to repay it at all?
    I would like to know this as well. Also, are EU-students coming to study in the UK eligible too?
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    (Original post by Rand)
    are EU-students coming to study in the UK eligible too?
    No, only UK residents (who have lived here for more than 3 years before the start of your course) are eligible.
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    No, only UK residents (who have lived here for more than 3 years before the start of your course) are eligible.
    OK, thank you! But what is it exactly? Are the 9k fees provided for by the NHS for future doctors/nurses that are UK residents?
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    (Original post by Rand)
    OK, thank you! But what is it exactly? Are the 9k fees provided for by the NHS for future doctors/nurses that are UK residents?
    From what I've read about the changes, that's what it sounds like, yes.
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    Anyone know where I can find information about the Social Work Bursary?

    Apparently it doesn't come under NHS Support...but I have no clue when/how I'm meant to apply since the site below hasn't given any information on HOW to apply for 2012, since all the forms say 2011/12:

    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/825.aspx

    I really don't want to miss any important deadlines...can anyone help? Or lead me to the right thread?
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    (Original post by miss_colourful)
    Anyone know where I cants you're entitled yo Kay find information about the Social Work Bursary?

    Apparently it doesn't come under NHS Support...but I have no clue when/how I'm meant to apply since the site below hasn't given any information on HOW to apply for 2012, since all the forms say 2011/12:

    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/825.aspx

    I really don't want to miss any important deadlines...can anyone help? Or lead me to the right thread?
    That's the only information available for the time being I'm afraid. Thesocial work bursary is administrated by the NHS bursary people but is not strictly considered NHS funding. Information for the new academic year (I.e. 2012 - 2013) won't be released until May or June time. Generally the guidance on entitlement to a bursary (e.g. Residency requirements, and the income assessed part) will stay the same year on year, but the amount you're entitled to ny fluctuate slightly.
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    (Original post by jellybeanjen)
    That's the only information available for the time being I'm afraid. Thesocial work bursary is administrated by the NHS bursary people but is not strictly considered NHS funding. Information for the new academic year (I.e. 2012 - 2013) won't be released until May or June time. Generally the guidance on entitlement to a bursary (e.g. Residency requirements, and the income assessed part) will stay the same year on year, but the amount you're entitled to ny fluctuate slightly.
    Thanks, so basically just keep checking the site until something comes up?
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    Oh I could kiss someone. I've just seen how low the estimate is from student finance. The £1000 will be highly appreciated, I can tell you that now. Hoorah for nursing.
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    I am so confused. I live in Kent and will be commuting to London for my physio degree. The NHS website says their max bursary is £4737 but Directgov says this

    £1,000 grant from the NHS
    £3,263 maintenance loan from Student Finance England
    £5,460 bursary from the NHS

    I've also seen we get a reduced loan because of the bursary, does anyone know the rough figures. I'm trying to work out my costs. I will be means tested highest grant as I'm living alone on low income.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by dotlibbydot)
    I am so confused. I live in Kent and will be commuting to London for my physio degree. The NHS website says their max bursary is £4737 but Directgov says this

    £1,000 grant from the NHS
    £3,263 maintenance loan from Student Finance England
    £5,460 bursary from the NHS

    I've also seen we get a reduced loan because of the bursary, does anyone know the rough figures. I'm trying to work out my costs. I will be means tested highest grant as I'm living alone on low income.

    Thanks
    Are you over 25 or fit into one of the other categories to make you an independent student?

    The discrepancy you're seeing is because of the studying in London increase (directgov says "up to"):

    Students on university courses (which lead to registration with the Health Professions Council) for certain allied health professions may be eligible for financial help from the NHS, while studying.

    Eligible students who are accepted onto approved courses will usually have their tuition fees paid in full and may receive financial support in the form of a bursary.

    All eligible students will receive a £1,000 grant each year. They will also be eligible to apply for an additional means-tested bursary of up to £4,395 per year. Students in London will qualify for more (up to £5,460)

    NHS Student Bursaries provides financial support to eligible students taking approved (NHS funded) courses in the following subjects.

    •dietetics
    •occupational therapy
    •operating department practice
    •orthoptics
    •orthotics & prosthetics
    •physiotherapy
    •podiatry/chiropody
    •radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)
    •speech and language therapy
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    I'm 24 and live in my own rented flat, and work a minimum wage full time job. I've just read this http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyour...eNHS/DH_128397
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    Non-means tested grant - £1,000 Means tested bursary £4,395 Non-means tested maintenance loan £2,324


    Is the maintenance loan just once a year? Also does anyone know if there's anything I can apply for to help with travel expenses? Or would that be something I apply for through the uni? Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by dotlibbydot)
    I'm 24 and live in my own rented flat, and work a minimum wage full time job. I've just read this http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyour...eNHS/DH_128397
    and seen

    Non-means tested grant - £1,000 Means tested bursary £4,395 Non-means tested maintenance loan £2,324


    Is the maintenance loan just once a year? Also does anyone know if there's anything I can apply for to help with travel expenses? Or would that be something I apply for through the uni? Thanks for your help.
    If you will still be 24 when you start you will need to prove financial independence for 3 years from your parents in order to be an independent student and not be assessed on their income.

    Yes, the loan is the total for the year paid in 3 installments. There will be no other funding for travel expenses - that is what your loan/grant/bursary is for.
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    So are the £9000 tuition fees fully covered by the NHS in years 5 (and 6) of medicine degrees?
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    Hello. I am starting an OT degree in Sept and have been advised that, in addition to the bursary, NHS funded students are also entitled to a grant of £1000. Is this the case? If so how do we apply? I have already applied for the loan and understand the bursary application will be sent out later on in the summer.
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    (Original post by L-2011)
    Hello. I am starting an OT degree in Sept and have been advised that, in addition to the bursary, NHS funded students are also entitled to a grant of £1000. Is this the case? If so how do we apply? I have already applied for the loan and understand the bursary application will be sent out later on in the summer.
    Yes, that is correct. You apply for it at the same time as the NHS bursary, check the NHSBSA website for further information about when to apply (the system has changed for 2012 entry, so I'm not that familiar with it).
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    Ooh, yay! Orthoptics students get money (although only a 'yay' if I miss my firm).

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