training for foreigners? - page 2

are there any nursing schools in the UK that accept (paying) foreign students? thanks for any info.... Read More

  1. by   olivedrab
    Quote from debbieuk
    hi
    can i just say that Degree courses also get a bursary and are paid for by the NHS, i keep hearing that degrees have to pay their own way and i was talking to a diploma student only today who wanted to do the degree and didn't because she was told the same .... it is a lie.......
    what are the differences between the degree courses and the diploma courses? is it similar to the difference between the associate's degree (2 yr course) and the bachelor's (4 yrs)?
  2. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from olivedrab
    what are the differences between the degree courses and the diploma courses? is it similar to the difference between the associate's degree (2 yr course) and the bachelor's (4 yrs)?
    Hi olive,
    both diploma and degree courses last 3 years, although some of the nursing degrees last 4 years, depending on the uni you apply to. Those who undertake an NHS funded degree course receive a means tested bursary, whereas those who undertake an NHS funded diploma course receive a non means tested bursary, which currently stands at 5,432 (6,382 in London). Depending on your circumstances you may be elligible for extra allowances - for example, if you have children, so I think that makes the difference to a lot of applicants in the UK. The course is 50% theory, 50% clinical placement. The first year of study is a Common Foundation Programme, which will introduce you to the basic principles of nursing. You will then specialise in either adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. As far as recomending a place or uni to go to, I guess its pretty much personal choice as to where you want to live, but I would stay away from the big cities, London, Birmingham, Manchester as these can be expensive to live in. If you like rural then somewhere like Lancaster is a great place and not too expensive.
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    just to add though not sure if you can claim any bursary if an overseas student
  4. by   Tanvi Tusti
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    just to add though not sure if you can claim any bursary if an overseas student
    Sorry, yes missed that bit out. As far as I'm aware, to qualify for a bursary you have to have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to commencing the uni course in question!
  5. by   olivedrab
    yeah, i wasn't after the bursary at all --- i had been told that bursary programs aren't open to foreign students, so i was trying to see which ones were.

    i appreciate the program descriptions!
  6. by   ayla2004
    Quote from olivedrab
    yeah, i wasn't after the bursary at all --- i had been told that bursary programs aren't open to foreign students, so i was trying to see which ones were.

    i appreciate the program descriptions!
    Its not your nationality that that allows you a bursary but having lived and worked in the uk 3 years prior to starting a nursin course, even uk citizens could fall foul of this requirment. However many diploma courses from when u applied to nmas only accept NHS funded students. OH EU citizens amay have their fees paid would maybe since you have german citizenship this is an option.
    One further point in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland they are trying to do way with diploma and are funding degrees to the same level as diplomas. As a student nurse in manchester its a lovely city but very dear to live in.
  7. by   Caribbeanfem
    Hello all,

    I am presently residing in the USA, but want to relocate to the UK to attend school.
    I was told that most of the colleges/universities are not accepting applications from international students, unless you have been living in the UK for three years. And if they do accept you, it's no gaurantee you will find work. Is that true?

    My sis came to the UK 4 years ago to do nursing, and the school paid for her, she stayed in a dorm, and they gave her a stipend. Do they still do that? And if so what schools?

    I was encourage to sudy business. Why leave the business capital of the world (USA) to go to the UK to study?

    Any help will be appreciated.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Caribbeanfem
    Hello all,

    I am presently residing in the USA, but want to relocate to the UK to attend school.
    I was told that most of the colleges/universities are not accepting applications from international students, unless you have been living in the UK for three years. And if they do accept you, it's no gaurantee you will find work. Is that true?

    My sis came to the UK 4 years ago to do nursing, and the school paid for her, she stayed in a dorm, and they gave her a stipend. Do they still do that? And if so what schools?

    I was encourage to sudy business. Why leave the business capital of the world (USA) to go to the UK to study?

    Any help will be appreciated.
    universities will accept foreign students and there will be a international fee to pay which is very expensive, to qualify for normal rates you have to reside in the UK for 3 years previously. There is no guarantee of work and you may have to prove that you can support yourself for a certain period of time. If doing nursing you as a international student are not entitled to receive any type of bursery, for any other type of course I do not think there are burseries. Each university will have their own fees so would suggest you contact universities in the area you want to live if you go ahead with this

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