Financial support may be available to BSMS students, and students should contact the University of Brighton Student Advice Service to find out what they may be eligible for:
Telephone: 01273 642888
Drop-in times are available at brighton.ac.uk/current-students/contacts
They will explain which funds you might be eligible for, and how to access them. Their experienced staff can also advise on statutory funding, accessing benefits and making your money go further.
University of Brighton bursary
The University of Brighton provides financial support to students from lower-income families.
Eligible UK students with a household income of less than £25,000 are entitled to the following in addition to any UK Government support:
- Years 1-4 – a £500 cash bursary in each year of study
- Year 5 – university funding is not available to students in receipt of an NHS Bursary (see below).
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Your eligibility will be assessed by the University of Brighton based on information provided in your Student Finance application: gov.uk/student-finance
The University of Brighton also provides a Care Leaver’s bursary and Estranged Student’s bursary to eligible students, and sports scholarships are available.
For more information about university bursaries, contact the Student Funding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the fifth year of study, you may be eligible for an NHS Bursary. This may include:
- Support with tuition fees
- Grants towards living costs
- Additional help, depending on your circumstances (eg, Dependents’ Allowance).
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Students with a previous degree
If you are a UK student and already have a degree you may find funding difficult for the BM BS degree, as you will not have access to a Tuition Fee Loan. However, you can apply for a partially means-tested Maintenance Loan to help towards living costs such as food and rent. From your fifth year of study you may be eligible for an NHS Bursary.
The universities and external charitable organisations are, at times, able to make additional support available specifically for graduate students, subject to eligibility.
Other financial support
To assist new full-time home (UK) students studying for their first degree, a range of financial support is provided by the UK Government:
- You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees in full, which you only start to pay back when you are earning over a certain threshold.
- You can apply for a partially means-tested Maintenance Loan to help towards living costs such as food and rent.
- If you are a parent or a carer, other means-tested financial support is also available, including a Parents’ Learning Allowance and a Childcare Grant.
See gov.uk/student-finance for further information on government funding for students normally resident in England.
If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you will be offered a different package of support: please refer to the relevant funding bodies:
EU students starting new undergraduate courses will not be eligible for student funding from the UK government. However, there are exceptions to this for Irish nationals and EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Remember in all cases to seek advice if financial difficulties impact on your studies, wellbeing or other parts of your life. BSMS Student Welfare Advisors will be happy to discuss these issues with you. While there may be limits to the course adjustments that can be offered, it’s important to ask for help if needed.