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Funding your healthcare course

There are two routes of funding for healthcare students: NHS funding for those committed to working in Wales after qualifying, or Student Finance funding.

The Welsh Government has confirmed that the NHS Bursary will continue to be available for new students starting between September 2021 and March 2023.

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NHS bursary

NHS funding is usually available for students committed to working in Wales after qualifying (2 years for a degree or 18 months for a diploma).

Student Finance funding

If you plan not to commit to working in Wales for two years after qualifying, you can still study a healthcare course in Wales and apply for funding via Student Finance.

Full-time Medicine and Dental Surgery funding

Years 1-4 are funded through Student Finance, and year 5 is funded through the NHS.

Return to Practice

Applicants domiciled in Wales are eligible for an NHS bursary, including fees and a maintenance bursary of £1,000.

Getting help

If you have any queries about funding for your course, please contact the Advice and Money team:

Student Funding and Advice Team