If you are happy to make the commitment to working within Wales for 2 years following graduation, you will be eligible to receive the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme.
You should apply for your NHS bursary as soon you have firmly accepted an offer from your chosen university. The latest date for applying for funding is six weeks after commencing the course.
What Funding is available via the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme?
Tuition Fees are covered in full by the NHS so no tuition fee payment is required.
NHS Maintenance Funding
NHS Funding is also available in the form of a non-means tested NHS grant of £1,000 and a means-tested NHS bursary up to £4651. The actual amount of bursary you will receive will be dependent on the length of your course and your household income.
In addition, students can apply for a number of additional supplementary grants if they meet specific criteria. These grants are means tested and are:
Parent Learning Allowance
IMPORTANT - Please be aware that the first instalment of NHS funding is not usually paid until the end of the 2nd month of your course.
Student Awards Services implements the NHS Wales Bursary Schemes, which provides funding for healthcare students on NHS funded courses in Wales. If you are considering a professional career in health care and would like to know more about the financial support you will get during your training, then please contact:
Bursary Enquiries - Tel: 02920 905380
Website: Student Awards Services - NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Welsh-domiciled students who access the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme will be unable to access any loans from Student Finance to help with living costs for the MSc Nursing.
English-domiciled students who access the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme are able to access a reduced rate non-means tested Maintenance Loan of £2458. Applications will need to be made to Student Finance England. Students who have previous study or already hold a degree qualification WILL still be able to receive this loan.
Swansea University provides further support for students with additional considerations, such as carers and care leavers via our StudentPlus bursaries