Students undertaking courses in pre-registration nursing and midwifery leading to the award of a degree may be eligible for a bursary under the NMSB scheme. Eligibility for support depends on THREE conditions - that your course is eligible; that you have not had previous funding; and that you meet the residence criteria.
Bursaries are for eligible students attending courses which:
- lead to registration on the Professional Register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council ( NMC); and
- are partly or wholly funded by the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates ( SGHSCD).
You may not be eligible for a bursary if you have received support in the past for a pre-registration nursing course; eligibility will depend on the type and level of funding previously received.
You must have been ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man for the three years immediately before the relevant date (the first day of the first academic year of the course). This date will be 1 August. If you are not a UK national you must also have settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 on the relevant date. To find out about getting settled status, you can visit the Home Office at www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk or phone their helpline on 020 7035 4848. You may still be eligible for funding in certain circumstances.
You must also be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year of your course. Ordinarily resident has been defined in the courts as 'habitual and normal residence in one place'. It means that you, your parents or your husband or wife live in a country year after year by choice throughout a set period, apart from temporary or occasional absences such as holidays or business trips.
We will not treat you as ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom if your main purpose in coming here was for education and you would have otherwise have been living elsewhere.
Students from abroad
If you do not meet the conditions set out above, support may still be available to:
- UK nationals and family members of such nationals returning from other member states of the European Union ( EU) or from elsewhere in the European Economic Area ( EEA) and Switzerland;
- UK nationals who were born in and have spent the greater part of their life in the UK;
- UK nationals returning from employment or study outside the EEA or Switzerland;
- nationals of EEA countries (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) who have been granted permanent residence in the UK, and their husbands, wives or civil partners and children or stepchildren;
- nationals and family members of nationals of other EU member states, and Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, who have migrant worker or self-employed status in the UK;
- nationals, and family members of nationals, of other EU member states, and Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, who have frontier worker or frontier self-employed status in the UK;
- people recognised as refugees by the British Government, and their husbands, wives or civil partners and children or stepchildren;
- people who have been granted 'exceptional leave to enter or remain'; 'humanitarian protection' or 'discretionary leave' in the UK and their husbands, wives or civil partners and children or stepchildren;
- Iraqi nationals who have been granted indefinite leave to enter the United Kingdom under the Locally Engaged Staff Assistance Schemes (Direct Entry), their husbands, wives, civil partners and children (not stepchildren);
- anyone who is under the age of 18 and has been granted temporary protection;
- anyone who is the child of a Swiss national;
- Syrian nationals who entered the UK through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme ( VPRS); and
- anyone who is the child of a Turkish worker.
Students from the european union
European Union students applying for fees and living-cost support must meet the residence conditions for UK nationals in the UK (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971).
You may qualify for support with your tuition fees if you meet all of the following conditions:
- You are an EU national, or a family member of an EU national;
- You have been ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU or elsewhere in the EEA or Switzerland for the three years immediately before the relevant date; and
- You are taking a full-time course in pre-registration nursing or midwifery leading to entry in the Register of nurses maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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