There may also be additional funding of up to £3,000 for specific courses or to help with childcare costs.

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On 18th December 2019, the Government announced new financial support arrangements for a number of undergraduate and pre-registration postgraduate healthcare students, including student nurses, midwives and many allied health professionals.

This announcement means that those applying to study nursing and midwifery courses at City from September 2020, will receive a non-means tested grant of at least £5,000 a year.

The funding will also be given to all continuing degree-level nursing and midwifery students from September 2020. The grant will not have to be repaid and students will also be able to continue to access funding for tuition and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company.

There may also be additional funding of up to £3,000 for specific courses or to help with childcare costs. This means that some students could be eligible for up to £8,000 per year.

Further information is expected from the Government early in the new year on who can access the support and which allied health professional disciplines will also benefit. We will provide further information once these details have been announced.

Professor Debra Salmon, Dean at the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London said:

We welcome the Government’s announcement this week to provide grants to nurses and midwives and some allied health professional students to help with living costs. This decision will increase opportunities for people wishing to join healthcare professions. We look forward to welcoming more students to City, to join our exciting courses and ultimately the healthcare professions that make a real difference to people’s health in the Capital and beyond.

For more information, including a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit the Council of Deans for Health website.

The Council of Deans for Health also provides a Funding Clinic which is updated regularly, and provides advice for prospective students as well as for those currently studying.

To learn more about studying to become a healthcare professional at City, or to find out more visit the School of Health Sciences courses webpage.

City courses benefitting from the new grant