An NHS-bursaried course is one that is eligible for an NHS bursary. However, students that are NHS funded or have their tuition fees paid by the NHS will not necessarily be on an NHS-bursaried course (or year of course). Likewise students on an NHS-bursaried course will not necessarily be NHS funded or have their tuition fees paid by the NHS.
General guidance on NHS bursaries can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website.
List of courses funded through the NHS Bursary Scheme
The Financial Help for Healthcare Students booklet on the Student Bursaries website provides a list of the courses that are funded through the NHS Bursary Scheme.
The booklet also lists the other bursary eligibility requirements relating to applicants' residence and immigration status in the UK. Additional guidance for students on bursaries is also available on the NHSBSA website.
Social work bursaries
In addition, there are social work bursaries which are administered through the NHS bursary scheme. Although these are not NHS bursaries, for the purposes of recording the students' activity in HEIFES, these should be considered as NHS bursaries.
Queries about eligibility
For queries on eligibility of a course or student for a bursary, contact NHS bursaries. Note that if a year of a course is eligible for a bursary, then students on that course would be exempt from the ELQ policy for that year.
NHS-bursaried courses need to be considered in relation to ELQ exemptions in the HEIFES17 guidance. Those that are on a year of course for which an NHS bursary is payable are exempt from the ELQ policy (paragraph 22d of Annex F, HEIFES17). Note that this applies to students on NHS-bursaried years of courses for which an NHS bursary is payable, even if the individual student does not receive, or is not eligible for, the bursary.