Glasgow Caledonian University Midwifery

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Glasgow Caledonian University Midwifery

Nursing & Midwifery

Information for students studying a Nursing or midwifery degree

Scottish Nursing and Midwifery students are funded through the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary Scheme (NMSB) which is administered by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). All Home students should apply online to SAAS for living cost support only for your course. You do not normally need to apply for tuition fee support if you have been offered a place on the course. We recommend that you apply for your living cost support well before the start of your course. You complete one application form for both your NHS bursary and supplementary grants. Remember to apply each year of your course.

New English, Welsh and Northern Ireland students (RUK) studying Nursing & Midwifery in Scotland should apply to their own Local Education Authority for the full package of tuition fee and living cost support. Continuing RUK students will reamin under their existing support package.

Living & Study Costs


All eligible students can apply for a non-repayable bursary which is not income assessed. The amount of bursary you can receive for 2016-17 is £6,578 if you are in Year 1, 2 or 3 of your course and 75% of this amount if you are entering Year 4. You will also get an extra £60 included in the first instalment of your bursary for initial expenses.

Other Allowances

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be able to apply for additional allowances:

  • Dependants’ Allowance
  • Single Parents’ Allowance
  • Childcare Allowance for Parents
  • Disabled Students Allowance
  • Clinical Placement Expenses

These grants should be applied for through SAAS.

Extra Help towards Living/Study Costs

From 2016-17, Undergraduate Full-time and Part-time Nursing & Midwifery students experiencing financial hardship can apply for extra help towards living/study costs through the Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund. To be eligible to apply, you must have already taken out the maximum support package available to you from SAAS. Application forms are available at Level 1 of the George Moore Building, next to the Campus Life desk; and at the Funding Team area of the Campus Life Lounge.