Social Work Bursary (NHS)

Type of Award: Bursary
Year of Entry: 2023/24
Value: *Undergraduate up to: £4,862.50; Postgraduate up to: £3,362.50
Study Level: Postgraduate taught, Undergraduate


Find out about additional NHS funding available for social work students and how to apply.

The Social Work Bursary is available through the NHS Business Services Authority, it can help with study and living costs and is a grant not a loan. Eligible courses include our BA (Hons) Social Work and  MA Social Work.

Eligibility criteria

  • Only available to students who meet the course and residency criteria
  • Subject to capping, so the number of students who can receive a bursary is limited
  • Must be applied for each academic year

The Department of Health may review current bursary arrangements at any time, therefore for full up to date details on packages, eligibility and how to apply please visit the NHSBSA Website: