If you're considering an NHS (nursing, midwifery or operating department practice) or social work course at Anglia Ruskin University, this page gives some information about funding and what support you may receive.
The information below is correct at present but note that the bursary for social work students is currently under review. If circumstances change, we'll update this page.
If you're studying BA (Hons) Social Work you can apply for the Student Finance England Maintenance Loan (more details on our undergraduate funding pages under the 'Living costs' tab).
During your second and third years of study you might meet the criteria to access the income-assessed NHS social work bursary, introduced by the Department of Health as an incentive to train in social work. As a university, we're offered a limited number of bursaries, so we cannot guarantee that you will get one. Bursaries are allocated according to your interview score, which reflects current Department of Health guidance.
Meanwhile, MA Social Work students might be eligible for funding through either a bursary or the Postgraduate Loan. As a university, we're offered a limited number of bursaries, so we cannot guarantee that you will get one. Bursaries are allocated according to your interview score, which reflects current Department of Health guidance.
For further information about postgraduate funding, visit our postgraduate funding pages and check the 'Postgraduate loan' and 'Sources of funding' tabs.
For both BA and MA students, social work bursaries are available if you:
Your bursary will be paid in three instalments, at the start of each semester.
How to apply
To apply, download the undergraduate or postgraduate application form from the NHS Business Services Authority website. The website also has details of funding levels and application deadlines.
Questions about social work bursaries?
You can find the answers to your queries 24 hours a day, seven days a week using Ask Us.
From 1 August 2017, new students in England applying for midwifery, nursing and operating department practice courses will have access to the standard student support package of maintenance and tuition fee loans and support for living costs (including a childcare grant) rather than getting an NHS bursary. There's more information about these loans and grants in our undergraduate funding area.
If you've previously studied another first degree, you'll be eligible for a second set of loans.
The NHS Learning Support Fund is available to healthcare students from 1 August 2017 onwards. Watch the video guide or visit the NHS Business Services Authority website for details.
The Council of Deans of Health has a useful factsheet about student funding.
The Funding Clinic is also a useful resource and will give you information tailored to your circumstances.