Fees, funding and scholarships

Fees, funding and scholarships | School of Healthcare | University of Leeds

Following changes to funding from 1 August 2017, there are no upfront fees to pay for degree courses in Adult Nursing, Child Nursing and Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery and Social work.

Fee information is available on individual course pages. Please see your course page to find out the latest fee information.

Find out about University of Leeds fees.

NHS funding

For UK students undertaking certain health and social care courses, NHS funding may be available.

Nursing, Midwifery, allied health profession courses

To view information for 2020 entry please visit the NHS BSA website for further information. The NHS BSA are working on the detail and the process of the funding for 2021 entry; please keep checking the following NHS BSA website.

Social Work degrees

To view information for 2020 entry please visit the NHS Social Work Bursaries website. Details for 2021 entry will be available in due course.

NHS Learning Support Fund

Students starting and continuing their course from September 2020 can apply for the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) if they’re on one of the following pre-registration undergraduate or postgraduate courses:

  • midwifery
  • nursing (adult, child, mental health, learning disability, joint nursing/social work)

NHS LSF offers support for:

  • a Training Grant for all eligible students of £5,000 per academic year
  • Parental Support of £2,000 for students with at least one dependent child under 15 years, or under 17 years if registered with special educational needs (this used to be called Child Dependants Allowance)
  • reimbursement of excess costs incurred on practice placement for travel and temporary accommodation costs (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses)
  • students experiencing financial hardship (Exceptional Support Fund)

Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Student loans

All new UK/EU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees and support towards living expenses, what you are eligible to apply for varies depending on your personal circumstances and your home country. For more information, you can visit the University's Funding site.

University scholarships and funding

You do not have to repay the support you get from us. For more information, you can visit the University's Funding site.

University Funding | Leeds Financial Support (LFS)

One in three of our students receive additional non repayable funding from us.

UK undergraduate students with a household income of no more than £36,000 a year (£42,875 if you are part-time or taking a foundation year) may be eligible to receive Leeds Financial Support. The amount you can receive depends on household income and is paid to you in instalments in addition to funding you may receive from the government.


Our generous funding package includes scholarships based on your personal circumstances, also known as means-tested scholarships. If your household income is less than £42,875 a year or you are from a disadvantaged background you may be able to apply for a scholarship which is typically £3,000 a year.

We also have scholarships that are awarded based on your academic achievement. These are available for high achieving students regardless of household income and background.

We also offer sports scholarships for elite athletes and an enterprise scholarship scheme.

Our Sanctuary Scholarships are also available to forced migrants to the UK. 

International students

We have a number of academic achievement scholarships for international students and a scholarship aimed at forced migrants to the UK. If you are studying a science or engineering degree you may also be eligible for the Undergraduate Science and Engineering scholarship worth £2,000 a year.

Visit our international section to find out more about funding and finances, immigration and visas.