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Fees and funding

If you are a Home student enrolling in 2021/22, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.

The UK has now formally left the EU. Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland who start their programme of study in 2021 or later will no longer be eligible for the UK (Home) fee status and will pay fees at the Overseas rate.

Fees for Overseas Students for 2021/22 are £24,760 for year 1 and £43,170 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.

Important: UK Government response to the consultation "Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education 2017"

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 was later clarified as "following feedback the Government will continue to fund clinical placements for international students commencing study at English universities whilst it undertakes further cross-government work on implementation" pg 7 

We continue to monitor the situation and will 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

Maintenance support and bursaries

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.

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.

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.

We have two large computer suites on the Gibbet Hill campus and further quiet study is available in the Central Library. however, it is likely that social distancing will continue to be in place at the start of the next academic year and you will sometimes need to participate in online learning. If you are thinking of upgrading your current personal device please see our guidance on recommended device specifications.

Journals and Text Books

The University has a broad range of journals and textbooks available in the University Library and BioMed Learning Grid, and as electronic text books, you may wish to consider not buying any books until you have had a look at a few in the library to see which ones work best for you.

Disclosures and Barring Services (DBS)

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.

Immunisation and Vaccinations

We advise applicants on the vaccinations that a student is required to have completed. If these are administered pre-admission they may incur a personal cost. After admission, the Occupational Health provider will administer any vaccinations to complete the full requirements free of charge.

Travel to Clinical 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 the NHS Bursary, will be able to re-claim travel some expenses from year two onwards.

The Elective

Students in their final year will undertake an elective of their choosing, which could be either home or abroad, for which some costs will be incurred. The cost of the Elective is at your own expense, however, there are a number of Elective bursaries available to support students.


You should also remember your graduation and the cost of hiring your gown for your degree ceremony.

Clubs and Societies

Whilst at University you may wish to join clubs and societies and these may have a membership or subscription fee attached to them.

Paid work whilst studying

Whilst some students find paid work whilst studying can be an option, you should not underestimate the demands of the programme which should be considered at least comparable to full-time work i.e. 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. As you progress through your course, your study will require an increasingly significant time commitment throughout the week, and term times will lengthen.

The University has its own temporary employment agency Unitemps, and some students find work as NHS bank staff or HCAs.

Conference attendance and publications

Warwick Medical School offers an academic bursary twice per year to support conference attendance for medical students who have had their work accepted or for students seeking to secure funding for accepted publications. Small grants of up to £200 are available to support either conference presentation or publication.

Nursery and Childcare

The University has an on-campus nursery facility that students with children can access. The prices associated with this can be found on the nursery website.

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
A new website has been launched combining the NHS Business Services Authority's five previous websites into one site.

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