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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme for 2020 entry will be £9,250 for Home/EU students.

Undergraduate tuition fees for Home/EU students in 2020/21 are £9,250 per year.

The University has confirmed that EU students commencing study in 2020 will continue to be charged fees at the same rate as UK students.

Fees for international students for 2020/21 are £23,580 for year 1 and £41,110 for each of years 2, 3 and 4.

The University may increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course.

Importantly, the UK Government originally indicated that, “from 2018/19 new international students studying at English universities will be expected to fund their own placements” pg 12  ;

This has now been clarified;

“The consultation outlined the Government’s intention to increase domestic supply and charge international students the full costs of their course from 2018-19. Following feedback provided through the consultation, these changes will commence in 2019-20 and not in 2018-19 as indicated in the consultation. This means the Government will continue to fund clinical placements for international students commencing study at English universities in 2018-19 while it undertakes further cross-government work on implementing the change in 2019-20” pg 7  ;

International students looking to start in 2019 are still therefore likely to be required to pay a clinical placement fee in addition to the University fee. This is likely to be at least an additional £10,000 per annum during years 2, 3 and 4 of the course.

We will continue to update this information as we receive updates from the UK Government.

Fee Arrangements for 2020 Study

Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme will be £9,250. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation.

Year One (English and Welsh students)

In 2020/21 students will be required to meet £3,465 of these fees from their own resources. Eligible students were able to access a non means-tested tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to cover the difference between £3,465 and the tuition charge of £9,250.

Years Two, Three and Four (English and Welsh students)

In years two to four of study, the Department of Health will pay £3,715 towards the cost of tuition fees for students ordinarily resident in England and Wales.

International Students

For international students the fees for 2020/21 are £23,580 for year 1 and £41,110 for each of years 2, 3 and 4.

Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation.

For further information on fees and bursaries please visit I am starting my graduate entry medicine course in 2020/21.

Payment Options

Tuition fees can be paid upfront at registration, or in instalments through the year.

  • 50% of tuition fees due on the first day of term
  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of term
  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of term 3

For more information see Making Payments

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you will need to consider funding for your accommodation, travel to your placements and general living costs over the next four to five years. In addition students are expected to purchase a stethoscope, pen torch and laboratory coat.

First year medical students who are ordinarily resident in England and Wales can apply to Student Finance England for financial support towards living costs. Eligible students are entitled to a Maintenance Loan which is partially means-tested (max £8,944). Due to your previous study you will not be eligible for University Scholarships and Bursaries.

In years two to four of study, to help with your living costs, you can apply for a means-tested bursary and a non means-tested grant towards your living costs from the NHS. You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan at a reduced rate from Student Finance England (non means-tested).

Students living in Northern Ireland and Scotland should contact the relevant Students Awards Agency for information on the funding available.

Students living in the EU may be eligible for help towards their tuition fee costs and should contact the European Team at the Student Loans Company. EU students are not normally entitled to the maintenance element of the NHS bursary.

Students in their final year will undertake an elective of their choosing, which could be either home or abroad.

Students offered a place on the MB ChB programme will be required to submit a Disclosures and Barring Services (DBS) Enhanced check upon admission. MB ChB students are required to be re-checked every two years either by the DBS Update Service or full DBS enhanced check.

There may be additional costs associated with studying this programme, such as personal clinical equipment – stethoscope, pen torch and laboratory coat, printer credits, materials for research projects, and travel costs between placements. Students will primarily be on clinical attachments in acute hospital settings in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and Warwick. Primary Care and Community placements are approximately within a 40 mile radius of Warwick Medical School. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements between placements, those students eligible for NHS Bursary, will be able to re-claim travel expenses from year two onwards.

Maintenance support and bursaries

Due to your previous study for an undergraduate degree, graduate entry students are not eligible for undergraduate bursaries or fee waivers from the University. Students with children and students with disabilities will be eligible for targeted support such as a Childcare grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance or Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Financial contact details:

The Student Funding Office 
Student Support and Development Centre
University House
T: +44 (0)24 7615 0096

NHS Business Services Authority website
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NHS Student Bursaries
Hesketh House
200-220 Broadway
T: +44 (0)845 358 6665
Facebook: NHS Student Bursaries

Northern Ireland
Department for Employment and Learning
Student Support Branch
4th Floor
Adelaide House
Adelaide Street
T: +44 (0)28 9025 7777

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Gyle View House
3 Redheighs Road
South Gyle
T: +44 (0)845 111 0243

NHS Wales Student Awards Unit
3rd Floor
14 Cathedral Road
CF11 9LJ
T: +44 (0)29 2050 2355

European Union
Student Finance Services European Team
PO Box 89
T: +44 (0)141 243 3570