The National Health Service in the UK covers the cost of university tuition fees for most physiotherapy degree students. Bursaries are also available but the requirements are more restrictive. In particular the amount varies from student-to-student because it is allocated on the basis of need. Those who qualify for a bursary can apply for low-rate student loans. They can also apply for additional financial support to help cover the costs of clinical placements.
Students must be on full-time physiotherapy courses to qualify for the bursary or tuition fee awards. Only UK students can get the bursary. The tuition fee award is open to both UK and EU students.