National student bursary scheme

If you are an MPharm student entering your final year in autumn 2018, you may be interested in our national bursary scheme.

The scheme will make awards to students who demonstrate financial hardship, outstanding and exceptional qualities to overcome an ongoing adversity, sound academic performance and who are expected by their school of pharmacy to make a positive and excellent contribution to pharmacy in Great Britain.

A panel will consider all applications and a limited number of bursaries, of up to £5,000, will be awarded to those students who best meet the criteria.

The first step is to check with your university that they are taking part in the scheme – most fully accredited schools of pharmacy in Great Britain are. If they are participating, there will be a designated member of staff at your university and the next step will be to speak to them.  All applications will have to be endorsed by the Head of School and they will then be submitted to Pharmacist Support for consideration by the Bursary Panel.


Applications open Friday 6th October 2017 . All applications must be received by Pharmacist Support by 5:00pm on Friday 2nd February 2018, however, universities may have an earlier deadline. Please note, any submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Following this, a final decision will be made by the panel during May 2018, with all applicants to be notified of the decision by 15 June 2018.