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From September 2020, degree-level students studying nursing, midwifery and some of the allied health subjects will receive a non-repayable and non-means tested grant of £5,000 a year to help with living costs.

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Additional support (up to £3,000 a year) will be available for some students in regions or specialisms struggling to recruit, or to help students cover childcare costs. The grant will be in addition to existing student support. Funding will be offered to existing students as well as new entrants.

Merton College offers a wide range of Access to HE diplomas, including Nursing and Midwifery. Access diplomas are one year, full time or part time and are designed to fit around your lifestyle. They are for adults aged 19+ who have been out of full time education for some time and can provide a progression route to undergraduate study at college or university. If you go on to complete an undergraduate programme, the Access to HE loan will not have to be repaid – it is written off!

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