Student

Social work students

Information for UK postgraduate students

Funding and fees for social work students

What funding could you receive?

MA Social Work students who meet the eligibility criteria receive:

  • A grant for your tuition fees from the General Social Work Council. You’ll receive this through the NHS Business Services Authority.

This funding is only available to students from England, studying in England and the number of bursaries available are restricted in number.

You may also be eligible for help with your living costs in the form of:

  • A non-means tested basic grant. In 2016/17, eligible students received a basic grant of up to £3,362.50.
  • A means-tested maintenance grant. In 2016/17, eligible students received a further grant of up to £2,721.
  • Financial support for looking after dependents