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BSc Nursing & Midwifery, with registration

If you are thinking about studying a pre-registration Nursing or Midwifery course at UWS, it is important that you understand that the funding rules for these courses can be different from other undergraduate courses. The information below will help you understand more about the funding you may be entitled to, and how you can apply for this.

Students from Scotland

If you are ordinarily resident in Scotland, you may be eligible to receive funding through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme (NMSB) which comes from the Scottish Government Health Directorate but is administered by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

SAAS operate an online application process and their website has a lot of really useful information about how they work out your entitlement and how you apply for it. Applications open in April and we recommend applying early to ensure your funding is ready for you starting your course.

The Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme (NMSB) consists of a non-repayable bursary that is not income assessed and a number of additional bursaries/grants that are dependent on your circumstances. You are not eligible to apply for any Student Loan support on top of this.

If you have studied a course like this previously, and received funding through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme, this will impact the funding you are entitled to receive. You should contact SAAS directly as they can help identify how much of your funding entitlement is still available to you. You should then carefully consider how you will manage financially during the time that you will not receive any bursary.

If you have studied a course previously that was funded through the standard package of SAAS and SLC (i.e. you have not accessed support through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme), you will still be eligible to receive funding for this course through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme.

There are no tuition fees for Scottish students studying pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery. This is because the University is funded by the government to produce a registered nurse or midwife. If you have been offered a place on the course, you should consider this to be a funded place in relation to tuition, even if you might not be eligible for the bursary due to previous study.

The SAAS website details the financial support available and how you can apply. In basic terms, this can be made up of the following:

Standard Bursary of £6,578 per year. This is not income assessed.

Single parents allowance of £2,303 per year.

Childcare allowance for registered care of up to £2,466 per year (less only if the registered childcare amounts to less).

Dependants' allowance of £3,640 for first dependent child* and £557 for each other dependent child. Any income your dependants have may affect the level of support you receive.

*Students with a spouse or partner on very low incomes may claim this allowance for that spouse or partner instead of a dependant child, and a further £557 for each dependant child.

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

If you are ordinarily resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, these courses are now funded through the same package of support from your national funding body as other undergraduate courses. This is a relatively recent change, so please take this into account when researching as your support as many search engines will provide links to historical information that is now out of date.

Your tuition fees for this course are the same as the Rest of UK tuition fee rates for Undergraduate level study. You can find out more about these here.

You should be eligible to receive funding from the relevant national funding body to support you in meeting the cost of tuition, as well as living costs. For more information on national funding bodies, please see the section of our website for undergraduate funding for English, Welsh and Northern Irish students. 

While this course does attract the standard package of student funding, the type of course this is (i.e. pre-registration) may affect your eligibility for any additional sources of funding, so please ensure you read eligibility criteria carefully.

Students from the EU

If you are ordinarily resident in an EU country, there are no tuition fees for this course.

This is because the University is funded by the government to produce a registered nurse or midwife. If you have been offered a place on the course, you should consider this to be a funded place in relation to tuition.

You cannot claim any support through the Scottish Government for living costs, so it is vitally important you consider how you will support yourself during your studies.

Please visit our Money Advice pages for information on how you can make your money go further. 

International students

If you are ordinarily resident in a non-EEA country, you will be subject to tuition fees if you choose to study one of these courses. Your tuition fees for this course are the same as the Non EU tuition fee rates for Undergraduate level study. You can find out more about these here.

You can find out more about how you can pay your tuition fee here. 

You cannot claim any support through the Scottish Government for living costs, so it is vitally important you consider how you will support yourself during your studies.

Please visit our Money Advice pages for information on how you can make your money go further.

 

 

 

BSc Hons Professional Health Studies Work | London Campus UWS | University of the West of Scotland

MSc in Adult/Mental Health Nursing or Midwifery, with Registration

If you are thinking about studying a pre-registration Nursing or Midwifery course at UWS, it is important that you understand that the funding rules for these courses can be different from other postgraduate courses. The information below will help you understand more about the funding you may be entitled to, and how you can apply for this.

This course is designed as a conversion course for graduates who have completed relevant undergraduate degrees, but who want to transfer this knowledge and gain registration in the field of nursing or midwifery. It is assumed that you haven't previously received any funding for a course that leads to this kind of registration. If you have, please be aware that this may affect your entitlement to support.

Students from Scotland

If you are ordinarily resident in Scotland, you may be eligible to receive funding through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme (NMSB) which comes from the Scottish Government Health Directorate but is administered by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

SAAS operate an online application process and their website has a lot of really useful information about how they work out your entitlement and how you apply for it. Applications open in April and we recommend applying early to ensure your funding is ready for you starting your course.

The Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme (NMSB) consists of a non-repayable bursary that is not income assessed and a number of additional bursaries/grants that are dependent on your circumstances. You are not eligible to apply for any Student Loan support on top of this.

If you have studied a course like this previously, and received funding through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme, this will impact the funding you are entitled to receive. You should contact SAAS directly as they can help identify how much of your funding entitlement is still available to you. You should then carefully consider how you will manage financially during the time that you will not receive any bursary.

If you have studied a course previously that was funded through the standard package of SAAS and SLC (i.e. you have not accessed support through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme), you will still be eligible to receive funding for this course through the Nursing and Midwifery student bursary scheme.

There are no tuition fees for Scottish students studying pre-registration Nursing and Midwifery. This is because the University is funded by the government to produce a registered nurse or midwife. If you have been offered a place on the course, you should consider this to be a funded place in relation to tuition, even if you might not be eligible for the bursary due to previous study.

The SAAS website details the financial support available and how you can apply. In basic terms, this can be made up of the following:

  • Standard Bursary of £6,578 per year. This is not income assessed.
  • Single parents allowance of £2,303 per year.
  • Childcare allowance for registered care of up to £2,466 per year (less only if the registered childcare amounts to less).
  • Dependants' allowance of £3,640 for first dependent child* and £557 for each other dependant child. Any income your dependants have may affect the level of support you receive.

*Students with a spouse or partner on very low incomes may claim this allowance for that spouse or partner instead of a dependent child, and a further £557 for each dependent child.

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

If you are ordinarily resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, tuition fees for this course are £9,250.

You should be eligible to receive funding from the relevant national funding body to support you in meeting this cost, as well as living costs.

For more information on national funding bodies, please see Postgraduate Funding for English, Welsh and Northern Irish students.

The type of course you are on can affect eligibility for additional sources of funding, so please ensure you read eligibility criteria carefully.

Students from the EU

If you are ordinarily resident in an EU country, there are no tuition fees for this course.

This is because the University is funded by the government to produce a registered nurse or midwife. If you have been offered a place on the course, you should consider this to be a funded place in relation to tuition.

You cannot claim any support through the Scottish Government for living costs, so it is vitally important you consider how you will support yourself during your studies.

Please visit our Money Advice pages for information on how you can make your money go further.

International students

If you are ordinarily resident in a non-EEA country, you will be subject to tuition fees if you choose to study one of these courses.

You should consult the UWS Finance Department to find out how much this is and how you can pay.

You cannot claim any support through the Scottish Government for living costs, so it is vitally important you consider how you will support yourself during your studies.

Please visit our Money Advice pages for information on how you can make your money go further. 

Contact

If you have any questions about the funding you might be eligible for, please do not hesitate to contact our Funding and Advice Team:

Email: fundingadvice@uws.ac.uk

Last updated: 27/09/2017