NHS Bursary Contact

0843 208 1466

nhs bursary logoNHS Bursary Contact Numbers

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Head Office 0843 208 1466
Claimant Helpline 0843 208 1466
Complaints 0843 208 1466

NHS Bursary Phone Line Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Head Office Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Sunday: Closed

NHS Bursary Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office  

NHS Student Bursaries
Ridgway House
Northgate Close

Reasons to call the NHS Bursary Phone Number

  • I would like to know if I am eligible for an NHS Bursary
  • I am having trouble applying for an NHS Bursary
  • I have not received my NHS Bursary payment
  • My bursary has been refused but I am not sure why
  • I would like more information about the NHS Bursary in general
  • I am unsure when I am supposed to apply for my Bursary as I haven’t received any reminder emails
  • I have spotted a mistake on the NHS Bursary website
  • I would like to complain about the service I received from NHS Bursary
  • I am unsure whether NHS Bursary has received my application or not
  • I have forgotten the log in details to my BOSS account
  • I am from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and would like more information on how I can apply for the NHS Bursary

Applying for an NHS Bursary

If you are studying medicine, nursing, dentistry or healthcare you may, depending on your financial situation, be entitled to an NHS Bursary. This is an annual payment from the NHS to help with your studying and living costs. It does not require repayment and only students living and studying in England are eligible. The annual payment is known as a bursary. To apply for the bursary, you will need to create a Bursary Online Support System Account better known as a BOSS. This can be done quickly and easily using the NHS Bursaries website. The timeline provided on the website will tell you when the right time is for you to apply for a bursary, depending on how long you have been a student and what exactly it is that you study. This way you will be able to see the earliest date that you can apply for one. For example, if you were a new student applying for an NHS Bursary this year, you could apply from the 7th March 2016, whereas diploma continuing and fees only students could apply from as early as the 22nd February. If you are unsure about when you can begin to apply for your bursary, please call the NHS Bursary contact number. You can apply for both student finance and an NHS Bursary. You should always wait until you have an offer from your chosen university or course before you begin to apply for your NHS Bursary. If you are applying for the bursary for the first time, you must provide two documents to confirm your identity and one must have a photograph of yourself included eg. a passport. If you are struggling to find these documents, please call the contact number. You must send the documents in their original form – don’t worry the NHS will return them ASAP. Re-applying for a bursary (if you have received one before) is slightly easier and you will be sent an email inviting you to re-apply for the bursary when the time is right. The is online guidance for continuing students available which warns that you must apply within your application window if you want to receive your bursary for the coming year. This application needs to be received by the NHS within six months of the start date of your academic year – including all supporting evidence. Please note that when checking your emails for an application reminder from the NHS, it may be worth checking your spam folder so that nothing is missed. If you have a different start date to a friend or colleague you may receive different bursary deadline dates. When/if your application for the bursary is approved, you will receive an email and you will be able to view the details of the bursary in your BOSS account. If you have applied for a bursary, whether you are a new or returning student, and you have not heard anything, please call the contact number and your application can be followed up.

NHS Bursary Calculator

There are a number of factors that determine whether or not you will be in receipt of an NHS Bursary. These factors include what course you are studying, your household income and whether you’ve already had funding before. The NHS Personal Eligibility Calculator is available on the government website and it enables you to quickly and easily calculate you bursary eligibility before you apply. The bursary does have residency requirements – you must have been living in the UK for three years before the start of your academic year, but sometimes appeals can be made against these requirements, so it is definitely worth finding out more by calling the contact number of visiting the NHS Business Services Authority. The bursary will only be granted depending on what course you study. You will definitely be entitled to a bursary if you are studying on a course that will eventually lead you to being registered as a doctor or dentist, a dental hygienist, a nurse/midwife and a chiropodist. There are specific occupations included in the list so please be sure to check that your desired profession is on there before applying. If you are unsure whether or not your chosen course leaves you entitled to a bursary then please call the contact number. Your total bursary amount also depends on your household income which can either be referring to your own income, or that of your parents or your spouse. As mentioned before, you may still be entitled to bursary funding even if you do receive other financial help, such as contributions to your higher education.

NHS Bursary Login and Application FormNurse receiving NHS Bursary

Your Bursary Online Support System Account can be accessed via the NHS Bursary website and it is created when you submit your application. You should check back here for details of your application once you have been alerted that a decision has been made. You will need to visit the NHS website and register your details for a new account. If you forget these log in details, please call the contact number. If you are reapplying for a bursary please do not create a new account and instead use your old account details and click the reapply link, selecting your new academic year. You may be contacted by the NHS to discuss your application by any of the ways you have listed in your application.

NHS Bursary Social Work

The Social Work Bursary is provided by the NHS Bursary system but does not count as part of the NHS Bursary. The Social Work Bursary acts as an incentive to train in social work and you can apply via the NHS website to find out whether or not you are eligible. Rules to the Social Work Bursary have changed since 2013/14 so it is important that you either call the contact number or read about what you entitled to before you apply.

About NHS Bursary

The NHS Bursary is an annual payment paid towards those studying on a healthcare course in England. The Bursary is a non-means tested payment of around £6, 000 0 £8, 000 per year depending on a number of factors including age and household income. There are additional allowances for students with children. Degree students do, however, have their means tested and do end up often with considerably less. In Scotland and Wales all of those studying healthcare receive the same amount. It was announced in 2015 by the then chancellor George Osbourne that all NHS Student Bursaries would be coming to an end in 2017. This has prompted a series of strikes and demonstrations and the discussions are still ongoing.

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