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  Nursing & Midwifery Discretionary Fund

The new Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary fund is allocated by Scottish Ministers and is intended to help eligible students who are in financial difficulty to attend their programme of study.

​Awards can be made to assist students with general living costs, accommodation, essential course costs and, in some circumstances, help towards childcare costs.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible to apply to Edinburgh Napier University’s Nursing and Midwifery Discretionary Fund if:

  • You are a UK student, or are from another country and satisfy the SAAS residence conditions to be treated in the same way as a UK student for student funding purposes
  • You are attending a pre-registration nursing and midwifery course of study
  • You have used full entitlement of all other available student maintenance support such as nursing and midwifery student bursary and allowances.  (Parents should also have claimed all other allowances from SAAS or other UK awarding body, Tax Credits and free nursery places etc., as provided by their local authority.
  • You have explored all other options open to you, including the maximum overdraft available to you on a student bank account.
  • You are able to demonstrate financial hardship.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply there is advice available at the iPoint at Craiglockhart, Sightill or Merchiston.  For details see: One to One Guidance

How do I apply?

  • Bank statements for ALL accounts held showing transactions for 60 days to date of application.
  • Tenancy/Mortgage agreement
  • SAAS award letter
  • Confirmation of childcare costs (see Childcare provider form of application)
  • Most recent Tax Credit Award letter (All pages)
  • Personal statement outlining your personal and financial circumstances.  (This is extremely important to the Student Funding Team as without it we will not have a full picture of the extent of your financial problems.)  
Your application may be rejected if you fail to provide all supporting documents.

When can I apply?

Applications Closed

This fund is cash limited and can only be offered while funds are available. If you are in urgent financial difficulty ENSA advisers at Edinburgh Napier Students Association (ENSA) may be able to help. ENSA Advice also offers independent advice and support in managing debt, as well as a range of other issues, during your studies.

Where can I get help with my application?

If you need help with your application please contact, or visit the Student Funding drop-in session held each Tuesday at Sighthill campus. (Please report to the iPoint for directions.)

​Application Status

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