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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.

Return To Practice Programme

For nurses and midwives returning to Health Visiting, part 3 of the NMC register, a number of fully funded places are available.

For nurses returning to adult, child, mental health and learning disability field of practice and midwives, Glasgow Caledonian University are delighted to announce that Scottish Government, NHS Education for Scotland (NES), are providing the opportunity for all former nurses and midwives to apply to have their university programme fees fully funded.

Full details with frequently asked questions can be found here.

Help with Childcare Costs

If you are a Home student you can apply to the Student Funding Team for help towards registered childcare costs while you study. Payments will be assessed taking into account any funding received for childcare costs from other sources. Our webpage on Help with Childcare Costs tells you how you can apply.

Previous study

Even if you have already received funding for a previous course of higher education, you may still be eligible for full support to study an undergraduate nursing or midwifery course. Check with SAAS for further informtion

Scholarships and Trusts

There are various sources of financial assistance through Scholarships and Charitable Trusts and there are different ways to find out about these:

  • There are some websites which give you access to databases holding details of various scholarships. See our webpage on Other Sources of Funding for more information
  • The Student Awards Agency for Scotland maintains a Register of Scottish Educational Endowments. This provides a list of Scottish Trusts which you may be eligible to apply to. You can access the register here.

Other Sources of Funding

This page provides useful information and links to various sources of funding that could help with either tuition fees (if you are self funding) or general living costs.