All eligible students can apply for a non-repayable bursary which is not income assessed. The amount of bursary you can receive for 2020-21 is £10,000 if you are in Year 1, 2 or 3 of your course and 75% of this amount if you are entering Year 4. You will also get an extra £60 included in the first instalment of your bursary for initial expenses.

Other allowances

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be able to apply for additional allowances:

  • Dependants’ Allowance
  • Single Parents’ Allowance
  • Childcare Allowance for Parents
  • Disabled Students Allowance
  • Clinical Placement Expenses

These grants should be applied for through SAAS.

Extra Help towards living/study costs

Undergraduate Full-time and Part-time Nursing students experiencing financial hardship can apply for extra help towards living/study costs through the Nursing Discretionary Fund. To be eligible to apply, you must have already taken out the maximum support package available to you from SAAS. Application forms and further information is available online

Return to practice programme

For nurses returning to Health Visiting, part 3 of the NMC register, a number of fully funded places are available.

For nurses returning to adult, child, mental health and learning disability field of practice and midwives, Glasgow Caledonian University are delighted to announce that Scottish Government, NHS Education for Scotland (NES), are providing the opportunity for all former nurses and midwives to apply to have their university programme fees fully funded.

Full details with frequently asked questions can be found here.