Financial support

Information and help with financing your studies

Funding for students with disabilities or learning difficulties

We have a Disabled Students Support Fund which has been set up to help students who have been accepted onto or are currently enrolled on a course and who have additional costs associated with their disability. Examples include contribution to extra travel expenses because of mobility needs, or the partial funding of a diagnostic assessment, where a student is not in receipt of the Disabled Students Allowance.

The Disabled Students Support Fund is open to all students at the Tavistock and Portman and please note that applicants are only permitted to apply once during the course of their study. In exceptional circumstances, funds permitting, the committee may consider a further application.

Please see the government’s website for information about the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA). For more information about the Disabled Students Support Fund at the Tavistock and Portman, please contact the Dean’s Office.

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust student loan fund

If you are enrolled on one of the following clinical professional courses and are not funded by a local authority or other sponsor or employer, you may apply for an interest-free loan from our student loan fund, up to a maximum of £2,000 per year. 

Eligible courses are:

If you are successful, you will have to begin to repay the loans in the required instalments to commence six months prior to your course completion date. Otherwise, interest will be charged.

Please note that you can only apply for a student loan once you are enrolled on a course. For more information about student loan funds please contact the Dean’s Office.

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust access fund

We have a limited sum of money to assist students who have enrolled and are attending a course, whose financial circumstances suddenly change for the worse. If you are in this position, you can apply for a bursary of up to £1,000 as a maximum contribution towards your course fees. The amount you will actually receive depends on your financial circumstances, the annual fee for your course, and the number of other applicants to the access fund. It is our policy to try to help as many applicants in need as possible. These bursaries don’t have to be repaid, but you can only apply once you are enrolled on a course.

For more information about the Tavistock and Portman access fund, please contact the Dean’s Office.


As part of our commitment to becoming a more inclusive education provider, we offer a number of bursaries each year to new students from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic / Global Majority backgrounds, who qualify for Home fees status. The bursaries provide assistance with the cost of tuition fees, and a number of mentoring sessions.

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