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Planning to study nursing and need some additional funding? Luckily there a wide range of scholarships available to help aspiring nurses achieve their ambitions. Check out these nursing scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by region…

Nursing scholarships to study in the US and Canada

United States

  •  – Enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation. Applicants must be US citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents.
  •  – Awards up to 10 scholarships, each worth US$2,000, to nursing students.
  •  – Offers Continuing Professional Development Scholarships to help members acquire knowledge and skills beyond traditional academic nursing education. A limited number of scholarships for specific academic courses will continue to be awarded.
  • - An annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in (or accepted for) an undergraduate nursing program. You need to be either a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa to apply.  
  •  – Offers annual scholarships for students who are NBNA members or local chapter members, currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program, and have at least one full year of study remaining. Awards range from US$1,000 to $5,000.
  •  – Lists scholarships and fellowships for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in nursing.
  •  – Various scholarships available to study nursing. Only admitted nursing majors are eligible.
  •  – Search and find scholarships in the US by state, study level and requirements with this handy tool, which lists over 370 nursing scholarships.
  •  – A variety of scholarships on offer to study at the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing.


  •  – A range of awards to support Canadian students of nursing at various study levels, from baccalaureate to doctorate.
  • : A variety of nursing scholarships for current and entering students of UPEI’s nursing school, such as the , which awards up to CA$5,000 for students entering their nursing course, with preference given to students from Calgary.
  •  – Various scholarships to study nursing at the university are available, including the Ambassador Award, granted based on academic excellence.
  • – Over 75 undergraduate awards and 100 graduate fellowships are available, awarded based on academic excellence and/or financial need.
  •  – Six Montfort Clinical Excellence Scholarships of CA$6,000 each are available to study nursing in French. You must have an outstanding academic record and be registered in a baccalaureate nursing program at an Ontario university.
  • – Bursary awards of between CA$500 and $2,000 are available for full-time nursing students in British Columbia who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Nursing scholarships to study in the United Kingdom

  •  – UK and EU students studying nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate level can have their tuition fees paid in full if they win a bursary from the Department of Health. Eligible students are also able to apply for a non-means-tested annual grant of £1,000 from the NHS Bursary Scheme.
  • – A range of research, travel and leadership scholarships are available from the foundation.
  • – Bursary awards are available for nursing/midwifery students of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery who are experiencing financial hardship. Only available to UK (home) students with a household income of £25,000 or less.
  •  – Up to £2,500 per annum is available for graduates of a non-nursing degree who wish to begin training to become a nurse. Only open to students based in the UK.
  •  – If you’re a qualified nurse working in Wales, or are studying to become a qualified nurse at an institution in Wales, you can apply for the June Clark Travel Scholarship, which awards up to £1,000.
  •  – Offers up to £10,000 to a student pursuing a career in clinical nursing by studying a related master’s in an academic department in the UK or at an approved academic department of nursing overseas.
  • – Up to £1,000 for each of the three years of a Bachelor of Nursing program is available for a non-EU student.

Nursing scholarships to study in Asia

  • – Scholarships are available to fully or partially cover the tuition fees for the full duration of a nursing degree at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur. They are awarded to both international and domestic students based on academic excellence, extra curriculum participation and leadership qualities.

Nursing scholarships to study in Australia or New Zealand

  •  – ACN runs a number of scholarships funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Department of Social Services. It is not required to be a member of ACN to apply for these scholarships.
  •  – Various scholarships available to study nursing at the university, ranging in value from AU$2,500 to $87,500.
  •  – The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers a range of scholarships.
  •  – Various grants and scholarships to study nursing, available for NZNO members only.  

This article was originally published in November 2015. It was updated in January 2018.

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Please,am Philip a Ghanaian by nationality, I completed my diploma in RGN in 2017,and want to get a scholarship so I can continue my education in Canada,can I get help from here?


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Hello, you can read advice on how to apply to universities in the US in our complete guide - for exact information on the admissions process, you should check the official websites of the universities you'd like to apply to. 

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Are there scholarships available for U.S. bachelor degree nurses for graduate school?

Hi Aly, I'd recommend checking the official websites of the US universities you're interested in, as they all have a fees and financial aid calculator which will give you an idea of how much your nursing degree costs and what financial aid you might be eligible for. You could also check our list of scholarships to study in the US. :)

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Thanks Sabrina Collier for the guidance. Please I still find it difficult to locates my category. Currently, am a holder of a diploma in nursing plus registered nurse, Cameroonian by nationality and living in Cameroon. I love nursing due to it's regards for humanity, am really interesting in obtaining a bachelor degree in nursing in any scholarship university around the world. Please help me

Hello, Iam an enrolled nurse in Uganda, I Would Like to further my studies but no tuition. How can I get a scholarship.

Hi Tumusiime, our guide on how to find scholarships to study abroad can help to get you started. :)

I am a diploma nurse in Ghana . I want to pursue BSC nursing abroad. Do I qualify for full scholarship and how do I apply then

Hi Daniel, to check whether you're eligible and how to apply for each scholarship, please see the external websites of the scholarship providers linked above - full details should be available there. You might also be interested in applying for the new QS Undergraduate Scholarship, which awards up to US$10,000 for one winner to study a bachelor's degree at any QS-ranked university. :)

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