NHS Bursary


The NHS Bursary is a combination of grants which you don't have to pay back, given to students on NHS-funded courses to help with your living costs. It consists of a non-income-assessed grant of £1,000 and an income-assessed grant of up to £3,191, as well as some supplementary allowances.


You will need to be studying the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition to be eligible for the NHS Bursary. You may also be considered for additional bursary allowances if, for example, you are a student parent or have a registered disability.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a UK student on an NHS-funded course.
  • Most EU students can't apply. However, those who have been ordinarily resident for three years prior to the start of their course or who have EEA migrant worker status may be eligible for the full NHS bursary. EU students who do not meet either of these criteria may still be eligible for a “fees only” award.

Restrictions and exemptions

See the eligibility criteria.

How to apply

You should wait until you receive an offer of an NHS-funded place from London Met, and then consult the NHS Student Bursaries website for information about when to create an online account via the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS). To find out how much you might be entitled to, please see the NHS Bursary student finance calculator.

Further information

Read the government's paper on NHS bursary reform from 2017 onwards.

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At a glance

Maximum value: See student finance calculator 
Open to: UK full-time / part-time students on NHS-funded courses
Studying at level: Postgraduate
The information on this page applies to students starting courses in these academic years (as indicated):


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