Nurses and Midwives

 

Students undertaking a postgraduate degree in Nursing Studies can check out our webpages on Masters' funding and on PhD funding for further information on financial support available.

 

 

Students who meet the relevant eligibility criteria are able to access a bursary of £8,100 / year (excluding final year students who are provided with a bursary of £6,075) to go towards their living costs. This bursary is not means-tested and so the amount that you receive will not be affected by your income. Depending on your situation, you may be able to access additional allowances to assist with a range of circumstances including cost of childcare, being a lone parent and with extra costs or expenses that you may incur whilst studying as a direct result of a disability. Further information can be found here. 

 

Nursing students can also claim expenses for some of the extra travel and accommodation costs associated with undertaking a clinical placement. 

 

Full information on how to apply for funding support from the Scottish Government can be found at this link. 

 

Nursing students in receipt of the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary do not get charged tuition fees. Instead, the Scottish Government pays these directly to the university.

 

The cost of living in Edinburgh often outstrips the current value of the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary. Whilst part-time employment, assistance from family and (where relevant) access to benefits and tax credits may help mitigate this, we would encourage all prospective nursing students to explore their eligibility for extra funding from charitable trusts and grants prior to starting their degree programme. 

 

If you are a current student and experiencing financial difficulties, please get in touch with The Advice Place. Our welfare team will be able to offer information and advice on a range of topics including managing debts, budgeting, entitlement to benefits and additional funding opportunities, including the Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund.

 

If you do not meet the current eligibility criteria for the Scottish Government’s Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary AND you started your degree after August 2017, please check our undergraduate funding pages for further information on financial support available.

 

If you are a UK or EU citizen and you started your degree programme prior to August 2017 AND were living within the UK or Islands for the three years immediately prior to the start-date of your degree course, you will be eligible for the same funding package as a Scottish student. See above for further information.

 

If you do not meet the current eligibility criteria for the Scottish Government’s Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary, you will not be eligible for any living costs or tuition fee support from the Scottish Government. We advise that you check on funding support available from your home government as well as reading through our guidance on finding extra funding.

 

If you need a visa to study in Edinburgh or were living outside of the EU for the three years’ immediately prior to the start of your degree course, you will not, unfortunately, be eligible for any statutory student funding from the UK government.

 

However, you may be able to access financial support from your home government or from other sources such as merit-based scholarships from the university. Do also take a look at our page on extra funding for details on other places to search for financial support.

 

Special arrangements apply for students who are refugees or asylum seekers. Please contact our service for more information. 

 


Page last updated:
31/05/19