NHS Learning Support Fund

NHS Learning Support Fund

2022/23 application window update

The application window for new and continuing students who need to apply for funding from NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) for the 2022/23 academic year.

Continuing students

Students who are already in receipt of NHS LSF and will be continuing their studies into the 2022/23 academic year will receive an invite to apply. Invites will start to be emailed out from 4 April and will continue every two weeks until all existing students have been invited. As with last year, we are doing this to try and stagger the number of applications we receive to allow us to process everything in time for the start of the new academic year, and before the confirmation of attendance exercise on 1 November.

New students

Students who will be applying to NHS LSF for the first time for the 2022/23 academic year will be able to register for an account and apply from 2 May 2022. As with continuing students, we have done this to ensure we can manage the number of applications and process them all in readiness for the confirmation of attendance exercise on 1 November.

NHSBSA have noticed a number of Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE) and Exceptional Support Fund (ESF) applications being submitted for students on the 2020/21 cohorts. The system is designed so that until the confirmation of attendance exercise has been completed, payments for the Training Grant and Parental Support will not be made. This will also mean students won't be able to access the TDAE and ESF forms for this academic year until these payments have been approved.

If students send in old forms they will be rejected. Please be advised you will not be able to apply for TDAE and ESF until attendance has been confirmed on or around 1 November.

Please check you are using the correct application system when applying for NHS LSF. NHSBSA received a number of queries about missing courses and it has transpired students have been trying to apply on BOSS. NHSBSA want as many students as possible to be able to access the additional funding available through NHS LSF and it's important you use the correct system to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Students currently in the 2019/20 cohort or making a claim for 2019/20 should continue to submit their TDAE/ESF applications using the old LSF system as they would usually do so: Log in to the previous system

For those students where NHSBSA have received a completed form from the University confirming students require extensions, and who have an existing LSF account, NHSBSA are now starting to schedule payments and students will receive an email from them in due course. NHSBSA are in the process of contacting students who aren't currently registered on the LSF system to let them know what you need to do.


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