The information below relates to the provision of NHS support for the Post graduate Diploma Physician Associate programme during the 16/17 academic session and has been confirmed as;
Tuition fees are charged at £9000 per year, but will be covered in full by the NHS. Therefore no tuition fee payment is required.
NHS funding is also available in the form of a non-means tested grant of £1000 and a means tested NHS bursary of up to £3741. The actual amount of bursary you will receive will be dependent upon your household income.
Some travel expenses will be provided per individual student.
In addition, students can apply for a number of additional supplementary grants if they meet specific criteria. These grants are means tested and are:
• Dependants’ Allowances
• Parent Learning Allowance
• Childcare Allowance
Because the PA diploma is a postgraduate programme students are not eligible for loans from the Student Loan Company or Student Finance Wales. A variety of student loans are available via high street banks for example the HSBC Graduate loan. You are advised to compare the different financial products on offer and choose one that offers the best deal for you.
IMPORTANT - Please be aware that the first instalment of NHS funding is not usually paid until the end of the 2nd month of study.
In addition and depending upon individual circumstances, Disability Student’s Allowance (DSA) may be available. More information can be obtained from the University’s Disability Office.
More information can be found at; Website: www.nwsspstudentfinance.wales.nhs.uk/home