Fees and funding for NHS students
Information for prospective NHS students
NHS funding is changing
In November 2016, the Government announced that it planned to change the funding package for new students starting healthcare courses from 1st August 2017. Courses affected at LJMU include nursing and midwifery. Full details about what funding will be available for healthcare students who are starting a course from August 2017 onwards have not yet been provided.
The proposal is that all students will move onto the standard student finance package and will be able to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans (if they are eligible) to cover their course fees and living costs. This is still subject to parliamentary approval.
Once the detail of the package is finalised, we'll update this page. For more information, please contact us.
What funding could I receive?
If these changes are approved and you are accepted onto one of LJMU's nursing or midwifery courses (and you also meet the eligibility criteria), you will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Please note:
- If you are refused student finance on the basis of your residency status, your offer of your place to study at LJMU will be withdrawn
- If you are from the Isle of Man and Jersey, your Government will provide funding to cover your tuition fees. You should contact them directly for more information.
Help with your living costs
EU students will not be eligible to apply for assistance with living costs unless they have lived in the UK for five years before the start of their course or they qualify on other grounds such as being a migrant worker.
How to apply for funding
You can apply for your student funding from the January before you start your studies. So, for students starting in September 2017, this will be from January 2017 onwards.
To make sure you receive your money for the start of term, apply for your funding before the end of May. Don’t worry though - you can still apply after this date, but you may not get your loan at the start of term.
To apply for funding, please visit your government website.