two nurses at work in the school of health

Students across healthcare subjects to receive financial help

11 February 2020

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Hundreds of current and future nursing students and allied health professionals at the University of Portsmouth are to be given £5,000 a year, to help meet their living costs.

The bursary will be given to those at Portsmouth studying:

Existing students will also start to receive the funding from September.

Depending on particular circumstances, some healthcare students will receive up to £8,000 a year.

The bursaries do not need to be paid back.

The reinstatement of NHS bursaries for some healthcare courses is part of a government drive to increase the number of frontline health staff in the NHS.

This is a welcome recognition of the important contribution these professions make to the NHS.

Jason Oakley, Associate Dean (students), Faculty of Science and Health

Dr Jason Oakley, Associate Dean responsible for students in the University’s Faculty of Science and Health was delighted bursaries have been reinstated.

Dr Oakley said: "The government's announcement of bursaries for nursing and allied health courses is a welcome recognition of the important contribution these professions make to the NHS. 

Our hope is that they will allow more people to consider studying in these rewarding fields." 

Full details of who can apply for the funding can be found on our scholarships and bursaries page.

The bursary will not stop students also applying for funding through the Student Loans company, and the bursaries will also be paid to those who have previously studied or worked in healthcare and wish to retrain.

When he announced the reinstatement of NHS bursaries, the prime minister Boris Johnson said the extra funding was designed to help deliver thousands of qualified healthcare workers into the NHS.