Financial support for dental hygiene and therapy students
If you are an undergraduate studying dental hygiene and therapy, the financial support available to you depends on which year your course started.
If you started in 2019/20 or later
Eligible students on the BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course can access the undergraduate financial support package in common with other full-time undergraduate courses.
In addition, you may also be able to apply to the Learning Support Fund from the NHS. It covers:
- Travel and accommodation costs for practice placements
- Financial support for students who have children
- Financial hardship
If you started before 2019/20
If you are a full-time UK student studying dental hygiene or dental therapy, who started at the University in 2018/19 or earlier, you can apply to the NHS for:
- a means-tested bursary for living costs, plus a weekly allowance for additional study weeks;
- a non means-tested grant of £1,000 per academic year, which is awarded to all students who are eligible for at least a fees-only award.
Some students may be eligible for a Dependants Allowance, Parents Learning Allowance or Disabled Students' Allowances.
You can also apply to the government for a non means-tested reduced-rate maintenance loan for living costs:
University of Bristol Bursary
UK undergraduate students will automatically be considered for funding from the University of Bristol Bursary.
Second-degree students are not eligible for this bursary.