Loans and grants
Students on pre-registration midwifery degree courses in the UK can access tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. The loans provided are means tested and depend on your individual circumstances. For the 2018/2019 academic year, maintenance loans from Student Finance England range from £3,224 to £11,354.
There are some additional loans and grants that students can apply for under specific circumstances. For example, full time healthcare students with children can claim an additional £1,000 Child Dependants Allowance from the NHS Business Services Authority.
Students with dependants or particular learning needs may also be eligible for the following grants:
For more information on loans and grants in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, please follow the links below:
Bursaries and scholarships
Universities often provide additional financial support in the form of bursaries and scholarships. Bursaries are usually available to students who face particular barriers to studying, and scholarships tend to reward academic potential or outstanding achievements in sports or music. It is best to check with your individual university to find out what support is available.
Some organisations like The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust also provide bursaries and awards for midwifery students. There are a range of awards available, including the Student Award and The Dora Opoku Student Award for black, Asian and minority ethnic students.
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