New undergraduate and postgraduate dietetic students will have access to the standard support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant, read more about NHS bursary reform. Students may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Learning Support Fund (LSF) subject to meeting set criteria.
The Department of Health in England are currently considering additional funding for dietitians while studying.
Subject to Dietetics being your first undergraduate degree, university fees are paid. For postgraduate courses, part funding is available. Contact Ulster University directly for further information.
Subject to Dietetics being your first undergraduate degree, students are funded through their studies by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. These students are also eligible for student loans. There is no financial support available for postgraduate students but from 2018 students can apply to SAAS for a student loan.
The NHS Wales Bursary Scheme is available to UK residents and EU nationals that have been residing in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course, and who commit to working in Wales following completion of their programme.
If eligible, students would also have access to a reduced student loan. EU nationals not resident in the UK who commit to work in Wales following completion of their programme can access funding for the tuition fees only and will not be eligible to access the full NHS Wales Bursary Scheme. Students who already hold a first degree, and are undertaking a pre-registration programme at PG Dip/MSc level are not eligible to apply for a reduced student loan; however, they will have access to all other elements of the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme.
Individuals who do not feel they can commit to this specified period of employment will not be eligible to receive the benefits of the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme; however, they will still be able to study in Wales and will have access to the standard student support package available from Student Finance Wales/England.