NWSSP Student Awards Services implements the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, which provides funding for a range of health education courses in Wales.
The funding available through this scheme includes the cost of tuition fees, a bursary for living costs including a £1000 non means tested grant plus a means tested bursary and support for additional costs such as travel and accommodation.
Information on the new NHS Bursary funding scheme for 2017 entry
It has been confirmed by the Welsh Government that NHS Bursaries for eligible allied health professionals will continue to be available in Wales, unlike in England where the bursary will end. You can view the full article here – Health Secretary statement.
It has been confirmed that Welsh domiciled undergraduate students not wanting to commit to work in Wales on graduation will have access to the standard support package available from Student Finance Wales. Non-Welsh domiciled undergraduate students who do not wish to commit to work in Wales on graduation will still be able to study in Wales, but will need to secure funding from an alternative source, which may include the relevant funding body or self finance. Students will need to make this decision to commit in advance of commencing their studies and information packs are currently being developed. Details of the process through which students have to confirm their commitment to work in Wales are still being finalised and will be available in due course.
For students starting their course September 2017, applications for the Bursary will need to be made on the NWSSP Students Awards Services Welsh Health Education Regsitration System, after May 3rd 2017. Applications made before this will be rejected.