Health Care Fees and Funding
All the fees stated below are correct for 2011 entry. The fees for 2012 entry will be published as soon as they are available.
Professional health courses attract higher-level tuition fees than standard undergraduate courses, and are administered via the NHS.
However, full-time home and EU students are normally eligible for an NHS bursary to cover the cost of tuition fees. Home students and EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years may also be eligible for a means-tested NHS maintenance award - see the NHS Student Bursaries website for more details.
You may also be eligible for a top-up loan from Student Finance England.
Full time programme
Brunel University physiotherapy programme team are pleased to announce we achieved ‘preferred bidder’ status with NHS London for the provision of physiotherapy pre-registration education and training in London
UK nationals resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the programme will normally qualify for an NHS award (ie fees paid place plus a means tested bursary).
EU nationals resident in the UK for at least a three year period directly prior to the start of the programme will normally qualify for an NHS award (ie fees paid place plus a means tested bursary).
EU nationals who do not normally live in the UK or who are not able to provide evidence of residency in the UK for at least the three year period directly prior to the start of the programme will not qualify for an NHS award. Such individuals will be required to self fund at the UK/EU rate which is currently £9,010 pa (2012/13) for each of the three years. A small annual increment may occur and applicants are encouraged to budget for this fact.
Students not designated as UK/EU citizens will be subject to international tuition fees. Currently (2012/13) these fees stand at £13,860 pa Applicants should budget for the fact that the fees can increase annually.
Part time programme
- We have 10 NHS fees paid / bursary places available on the part time course.
- Students qualifying for a bursary will have their tuition fees paid for them by NHS London and also possibly receive a small means-tested allowance.
- Students not in receipt of a bursary will be required to self-fund.
- The admissions tutors will determine who is awarded a fees paid place on criteria specified by NHS–London.
- In the first instance a fees paid place will be available to Physiotherapy assistants working within the Greater London region – on a first come first served basis.
- Any residual places will be offered to individuals whose permanent address is within the Greater London region and who work for NHS London, and finally those living outside of the Greater London region with preference given to those who are physiotherapy assistants or who work in the NHS.
- In addition those wishing to qualify for an NHS fees paid place should be UK citizens/residents normally living in the UK or EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least the 3 year period directly prior to proposed start of physiotherapy programme.
- Non-EU nationals resident in the UK and with settled rights to remain may be considered for a fees paid place provided they have been resident in the UK for at least the 3 year period directly prior to proposed start of physiotherapy programme.
- International and EU residents may be required to produce documentary evidence of the duration of their residency.
Overseas FeesStudents not designated as UK/EU citizens will be subject to tuition fees. Currently (2011/12) these fees stand at £9,450 per annum. Applicants should budget for the fact that the fees can increase annually.
Fees per year for 2011/12 are as follows:
|Mode of Study
||UK/EU fee per year|
||To be announced
|Mode of Study
||International per year
You will only be required to pay these tuition fees if you are an independently funded student.
FundingFull-time home/EU students normally receive NHS funding for tuition fees. Additionally, home students and EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years are normally eligible for an NHS means-tested Bursary.
Part-time students who are employed in the NHS or Social Services in London may be eligible for NHS funding for fees. For more information, email Occupational Therapy part-time admissions.
Independently-funded students and those funded by other sponsors are welcome to apply.
NHS fees apply to all SCPHN pathways for those students who are sponsored by NHS trusts within London and who are covered within the SHA contact. (This includes all Health Visiting and School Nursing students). Fees per year for 2011/12 are as follows:
|Mode of study||UK/EU fee per year|
For all SCPHN pathways other than Occupational Health Nursing, applicants must gain sponsorship from an NHS Primary Care Trust. For Occupational Health Nursing, applicants generally gain sponsorship for the part-time route from their employer. If they are self-funding they must undertake the course on a full time basis. Both these options attract the standard undergraduate fee.