Funding for nursing students

Information for students studying a Nursing degree

Scottish Nursing students are funded through the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary Scheme (NMSB) which is administered by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). All Home students should apply online to SAAS for living cost support only for your course. You do not normally need to apply for tuition fee support if you have been offered a place on the course. We recommend that you apply for your living cost support well before the start of your course. You complete one application form for both your NHS bursary and supplementary grants. Remember to apply each year of your course.

New English, Welsh and Northern Ireland students (RUK) studying Nursing in Scotland should apply to their own Local Education Authority for the full package of tuition fee and living cost support. Continuing RUK students will remain under their existing support package.

Nursing Discretionary Fund – Undergraduate nursing students can apply to the Nursing Discretionary fund for extra help towards study and living costs. Please note these funds are limited and you must have taken out full SAAS/LEA funding in order to apply.

Previous study - Even if you have already received funding for a previous (non nursing) course of higher education, you may still be eligible for full support to study an undergraduate nursing course. Check with SAAS for further information.