Nursing and Midwifery Funding Information

For students undertaking the Return to Practice (RTP) Nursing course please see NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) Website for funding information.


The funding available to nursing and midwifery students for 2016/17 is detailed below.

You may find it useful to see the presentation at the bottom of the page.

  • The NHS will continue to pay all course fees.

  • New students will receive a non-means tested grant of £1,000

  • A means tested bursary of up to £3,651 (elsewhere rate) or up to £2,879 (parental home rate) for nursing students. These figures are based on the nursing course being 42 weeks in duration.

  • A means tested bursary of up to £3,903 (elsewhere rate) or up to £3,047 (parental home rate) for midwifery students. These figures are based on the midwifery course being 45 weeks in duration.

  • In addition to the basic bursary, students can apply for a number of means tested additional allowances if they meet specific criteria. These allowances provide support to disabled students and additional support for students with dependent adults and children.

  • A maintenance loan of £3,030 (elsewhere rate) or £2,272 (parental home rate). A lower rate of loan will apply in the final year of study.

See NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) Website for further details.

Previous study may affect your eligibility for this funding.

How to apply

NHS Bursary and Means Tested Allowances

Once you have an offer of an NHS funded place for September 2016 you can apply online for your funding from NHS Wales.

Student Finance Wales

With regards to the Maintenance Loan, you can apply through Student Finance Wales. Please note that you will not be eligible for means tested allowances from Student Finance Wales as you will be receiving an NHS bursary.

If you have any queries regarding the funding available, please contact the Student Money Advice Team.

Money to study – a guide to funding your Nursing studies - Presentation