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Nursing 10k bursary

Hi im starting my nursing course in september and looking at student accommodation but im super worried about how much money i will have each month... Is the Nursing Bursary paid every month?? and if so how much?
Hi! I’m in a similar situation. The nursing bursary just covers course fees (so the £9250 each year to do the course). You should take out a maintenance loan for living expenses but this is reduced due to the bursary.
im from scotland i think my fees are already paid and then its the 10k bursary over each year but im trying to figure it out
Original post by Hollymacleod2002
im from scotland i think my fees are already paid and then its the 10k bursary over each year but im trying to figure it out


Hi Holly

Yes you will recieve £10,000 each year of the nursing course okay. Just remember to apply for this each year about beginning of April usually OK as it not automatically given to you.

Your fees are paid by the scottish government as well each year.
Hope this helps you.
Good luck with your student nursing wherever you are going to for it x
Reply 4
Hi all,
I’ve just accepted my offer and was wondering can anyone advise on whether I have to apply to SAAS for funding or is it automatically requested by the Uni?
Original post by Gunusu
Hi all,
I’ve just accepted my offer and was wondering can anyone advise on whether I have to apply to SAAS for funding or is it automatically requested by the Uni?

You must apply to SAAS yourself and then provide the necessary paperwork required as not university place as it students.
You'll also need to reapply each year as said to OP on this okay.
If you going in September to start your course then better get it sorted soon as takes time to deal with .
Reply 6
Original post by Littleemma98
You must apply to SAAS yourself and then provide the necessary paperwork required as not university place as it students.
You'll also need to reapply each year as said to OP on this okay.
If you going in September to start your course then better get it sorted soon as takes time to deal with .

Thanks.
Original post by Gunusu
Thanks.

You so welcome
Best of luck with it okay x
Reply 8
Can someone advise how much a month you would get for the bursary and if there are any other additional supports for students with nursery aged children?
Original post by Ze Mho
Can someone advise how much a month you would get for the bursary and if there are any other additional supports for students with nursery aged children?

Hi

If it's the scottish NHS bursary of £10,000 a year then it's works out about roughly £883 over the year,

You'll need to contact SAAS about available additional financial support as this is available but you need to require about it to see what you are entitled to okay. Give them a call .
Reply 10
Original post by Littleemma98
Hi

If it's the scottish NHS bursary of £10,000 a year then it's works out about roughly £883 over the year,

You'll need to contact SAAS about available additional financial support as this is available but you need to require about it to see what you are entitled to okay. Give them a call .

Thank you. I’m aware there is also the NHS Grant that they have just started of £5k so would that be in addition to the above?
Original post by Ze Mho
Thank you. I’m aware there is also the NHS Grant that they have just started of £5k so would that be in addition to the above?


I think the NHS grant you mentioned is for apprenticeship only

I haven't heard of this as I'm only getting the NHS Scotland bursary of £10k but I Would still suggest that you contact SAAS on this, below are what you can claim if required via SAAS okay. Bottom section .


Financial support at university
The NHS has you covered. If you are thinking of studying for a health-related undergraduate or postgraduate degree, take a look at what financial support is available.

Student payments available
Eligible undergraduate and postgraduate nursing, midwifery and many of the allied health profession students can access additional financial support. And the good news is, you don't have to pay it back.

NHS Learning Support Fund
This financial support is through the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) which offers eligible students additional support while studying for their degree. The new package includes:

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 degrees that struggle to recruit, including mental health and learning disability nursing (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
Eligibility criteria for the NHS LSF remain the same, with the exception that paramedic students are also now eligible to apply for the fund.

Student loans
In addition to these payments, you can also take out a student loan from the Student Loans Company, even if this is your second degree. Please note that if you are studying paramedicine as a second degree, you are not currently eligible to access loans from the Student Loans Company.

Get your questions answered with our FAQs
What courses are covered by the NHS LSF?

New and current degree-level students in the following areas will benefit from the training grants:

dietetics

dental hygiene or dental therapy (level 5 and 6 courses)

occupational therapy

operating department practitioner (level 5 and level 6 courses)

orthoptics

orthotics and prosthetics

physiotherapy

podiatry or chiropody

radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)

speech and language therapy

paramedicine

midwifery

nursing (adult, child, mental health, learning disability, joint nursing/social work)

The specialisms struggling to recruit and where eligible students will receive an additional £1,000 (specialist subject payment) are:

mental health nursing

learning disability nursing

radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)

prosthetics and orthotics

orthoptics

podiatry

The specialist subject payments will only be available to students who started their courses on or after 1 September 2020.

Who's eligible?
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Eligibility criteria are the same as those for the existing NHS Learning Support Fund. Essentially you must be:

eligible for or in receipt of tuition fees or maintenance support from the Student Loans Company (this includes certain residency criteria)
studying at a university in England
studying one of the courses identified earlier in this section.
More information can be found on the NHS BSA website.




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The Bursary in Scotland.
The bursary is for the normal duration of the course that you are undertaking. If you are taking the four-year honours degree course and you are eligible for a bursary, you will receive the full bursary rate for years 1-3 and a 75% bursary for year 4. This reduction also applies to the associated income-assessed allowances (outlined on pages 11-13). This is because year 4 does not cover the full 52 weeks.

The bursary covers the whole year and is a non-income-assessed personal allowance.

For 2020/21, the rate is:

£10,000 for students at the start of the course.
Students may also be eligible for one or more of the following allowances:
£60 Initial Expenses Allowance. This will be included in the first instalment of the bursary.
An income-assessed Dependent’s Allowance, where appropriate. The maximum amounts you can receive through this allowance are:
£3,640 for a spouse or cohabitating partner or, if you are single, one adult you have a legal responsibility for with little or no income from any sources.
£3,640 for the first child where there is no dependent husband or wife, or other dependent adult.
£557 for each other dependent child.
You may claim this allowance for your spouse or cohabiting partner, dependent children and any younger brothers or sisters for whom you have a legal responsibility. If any of these dependents have income of their own, the total amount will be taken into account, but £1,160 will be allowed against the
income your dependents have.

For example, if you are married with 2 children and your spouse has income, 3 x £1,160 = £3,480 will be deducted from your spouse’s income when calculating the Allowance you should receive. What is left of your spouse’s income following the deduction of £3,480 will reduce the amount payable pound for pound.

Allowance is paid provisionally and SAAS will reassess your allowance at the end of your year of study when they receive confirmation of the actual income that your dependants received. If SAAS reduce the allowance as a result, you will have to repay the amount you received over your entitlement. The allowance will be paid with your bursary.

£2,303 Single Parent Allowance.
Up to £2,466 for registered childcare costs.
This grant is available to students who have children and have expenses for registered childcare. You can receive up to £2,466 a year, depending on the cost of childcare. ‘Registered’ childcare includes childminders, after-school clubs, providers of day‑care and those who are registered with the Care Inspectorate. If you are getting your full childcare costs paid from other sources (for example, your institution) you should not apply for this grant. You should apply to SAAS first for help with your childcare costs before you ask for help from any other source. When you fill in your application form you should tell SAAS if you think you may be entitled to this support. They will ask you for details about your childcare provider and confirmation of the amounts you will pay.

Disabled Students Allowance
The Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is a non-income-assessed allowance to cover extra costs or expenses you might have while studying which arise because of your disability. You can apply to SAAS for this allowance which is made up of three parts:

Up to £1,725 a year for any small items of equipment or consumables.
Up to £20,520 a year for non-medical personal help.
Up to £5,160 for major items of specialist equipment (this is a total amount for the course, not for each year of the course).
Maternity
If a student wishes to withdraw from their course temporarily because of pregnancy and/or childbirth, the student will continue to receive their bursary support during the absence. In order to do so, the student must discuss their circumstances with the course leader at the university and agree start and end dates for the period of absence.

The earliest date for maternity leave to begin would normally be 11 weeks before their expected due date. It is for students and universities to agree when the student will return, but this continued support will only be available for a maximum of 45 weeks.

Universities will advise SAAS of the agreed leave, start and return dates. When a student begins their period of approved absence, they will then continue to receive the support that they would have received if they had continued on the course. However, childcare allowance will normally cease once the authorised absence formally starts, unless the student is contractually committed beyond that date.

Discretionary Fund
The Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund enables nursing and midwifery students who are in financial difficulties to either access or continue in Higher Education. Payments for the fund will be made in addition to any other form of student support.

You should contact the finance or student services department of your university for further information.
I'm thinking of applying for nursing in Scotland but have a nursery aged child. Does anyone know if you have a husband who works full time if you still get the dependants allowance for your child? I can't seem to understand the wording!
Original post by Nelly2459
I'm thinking of applying for nursing in Scotland but have a nursery aged child. Does anyone know if you have a husband who works full time if you still get the dependants allowance for your child? I can't seem to understand the wording!

Best thing to do is contact the SAAS if you live in Scotland or SFE about things as they will be able to help you with everything you need to know okay.
Good luck with thing's.
My husband works part time in a minimum wage job, I was told her was earning too much to get the dependents allowance.I'm studying nursing in Scotland getting my student bursary, childcare allowance and the university have also given me a temporary hardship fun of £150 a month for 10 months. If you're studying nursing apply for NHS staffbank roles when they come up. It's the best way to get hands on experience with patients and you can pick up shifts whenever you have the time earning you some extra cash.

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