Assistance available to students undertaking the Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery course is a non income-assessed bursary only.

Students on these courses are not eligible for student loans, a Young Students’ Bursary or an Independent Students’ Bursary. The rate for students commencing in session 2012/13 was £6,578. The bursary is paid monthly directly into your bank account. 

Further details on all support available:

SAAS - Support for Nursing and Midwifery students

Dependants' Allowance

You can apply for an allowance for your husband, wife, civil partner or partner and for any child you are legally responsible for.

Single Parents' Allowance

You may be entitled to an extra allowance of £1,305 if you are single, widowed, divorced, separated or no longer live with a partner and bringing up children on your own.

Childcare Allowance for Parents

The childcare allowance is payable to any student who is a parent and wants to claim formal childcare costs.

If you have to pay all or part of the cost for registered or formal childcare, you can receive up to £1,216 a year, depending on the cost of childcare. 'Formal' childcare includes childminders, after-school clubs and providers of day-care and education.

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

If you have a disability you may be eligible to claim for certain extra expenses you have to pay because you are on the course.

Further details can be obtained from our Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Expenses for clinical placement

Clinical placement is the part of the course that consists of supervised practice in clinical areas.

You can claim expenses for some extra travel and reasonable accommodation costs.

Travel costs can be claimed on the basis of the cheapest fare. You should take advantage of season tickets, zone cards, and student railcards wherever possible. If you claim more than the cheapest fare available your claim will be restricted to the cheapest fare. The amount of your normal daily travelling costs to university will be deducted (but no more than £5 a day) from the costs of placement travel and the difference will be paid.

If you must live away from your term time address because of your placement you may reclaim extra board or lodgings charges up to a maximum of £25 per night.

Emergency Loan Fund

The university operates a short-term interest-free loan service to all students.

Students can borrow from the fund with repayments being made within an agreed period of time either in one lump sum or by instalments. All loans must be repaid prior to enrolment for the next session or prior to registration for graduation. 

Application is made in person Student Finance in the Schoolhill building or at our drop-in sessions between 9.30 and 2.30 on a Monday and Thursday during term-time at the Student Help Point in the Health & Social Care building.

Students who are not on campus should contact our Student Welfare team on 01224 262126/7 or email

Further details by emailing Student Finance.


At RGU we recognise that being a student can be expensive.

That's why we offer a range of scholarships. Winning a scholarship can be an easy way of boosting your income, leaving you free to concentrate on your studies. It’s also an excellent way to gain practical experience through the industry mentoring and placement opportunities which many of our corporate scholarships offer.