If you are a student considering an NHS or Social Work course at Anglia Ruskin University, this page gives some information about the recent changes in funding and what support you can expect to receive.
To be eligible for NHS funding you must be studying on one of these ARU courses:
The package of support if you’re studying an NHS-funded course includes:
The money you’ll receive depends on the number of weeks you’ll be studying for (which can vary one year to the next) and where you live. You can apply online for an NHS Bursary or to Student Finance England for the Maintenance Loan.
Social Work Bursaries (SWB) are a national service provided by Student Services, a part of the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). They assess, award and pay bursaries to eligible students on approved undergraduate and postgraduate social work courses on behalf of the Department of Health. Refer to the social work student section below to find out more about the Social Work Bursary.
Please note these changes will not affect current students or those who are applying for March 2017.
The Funding Clinic on the Council of Deans of Health web pages are a useful resource and will give you information tailored to your circumstances. We have summarised the key points below.
From 1 August 2017, there will be changes to the tuition fees and the bursary will no longer be available for students applying for Midwifery, Nursing and Operating Department Practice courses. They will however have access to the standard student support package of maintenance and tuition fee loans and support for living costs (including a childcare grant). Students who have previously studied another first degree will be eligible for a second set of loans. Find out more by reading the Council of Deans of Health Student Funding Information.
If you are studying a BA in Social Work you can apply for the Student Finance England Maintenance Loan. During your second and third years of study you might meet the criteria to access the income-assessed NHS social work bursary. Social work bursaries are available if:
The grant you’ll receive will be paid in three instalments, at the start of each semester.
To apply you can get the application forms and further guidance from NHS Business Services Authority.
You can also find the answers to your queries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using Ask Us
MA Social Work students might be eligible for funding through either a bursary or the Postgraduate Loan. For further information please visit our postgraduate funding pages and check the 10k loan and funding tabs.