NHS Social Work Bursary

    Social Work Bursaries is a service supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) but it is not part of the NHS Bursary. If you would like to apply for an NHS Bursary or if you are a Social Work student attending a joint discipline course e.g. combined with Nursing, please visit our NHS Student Bursaries web pages and apply through the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS).

    The NHSBSA administer bursaries for social work students on behalf of the Department of Health (DH) who introduced the social work bursary as an incentive to train in social work.

    The DH and the NHSBSA are committed to identifying and tackling all bursary fraud.


    You must meet both the residency criteria and the other eligibility criteria to be eligible for a bursary.

    • Residency Criteria
    • UK Residency Rules
    • Non-UK Residency Rules
    • Residency Rules for EU Nationals
    • Other Eligibility Criteria
    • Employment Based Courses


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    Students who qualify on average receive £4,575 per annum.

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