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I am starting my Graduate Entry Medicine course in 2017/18

The following table summarises the financial support you might be entitled to if you commence the graduate entry medicine course in 2017/18 if you are resident in England.

Tuition Fees

(year 1)

£9,250 in 2017/18.

You will be required to pay £3,465 of these fees yourself. Eligible students can access a non means-tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England for the balance (£5,785).

Tuition Fees

(years 2-4)

Tuition fees for 2018/19 onwards have yet to be confirmed.

The NHS will pay £3,715 towards the cost of your tuition fees. Eligible students can access a non means-tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England for the balance (£5,535).

Living Costs

(year 1)

You can apply to Student Finance England for a maintenance loan which is partially means-tested (max £8,430). Due to your previous study you will not be eligible for University Scholarships and Bursaries.

Non-repayable grants to help with childcare, adult dependant or disability costs will be available from Student Finance England.

Living Costs

(years 2-4)

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).

Non-repayable grants to help with childcare, adult dependant or disability costs will be available from the NHS.

Applying for finance

Applications for student loans for the 2017/18 academic year are open now. Visit the Student Finance England website for details -

NHS bursary applications are made online and normally open in March prior to your second year. Please check the NHS bursary website for the most up to date information.

I am resident outside of England

Visit the following funding websites for relevant information:

Financial help available from the University

If you experience financial difficulties at any time during your course, you can apply to the Access to Learning Fund for additional support with your living expenses and course related costs. Access to Learning Funds are not repayable. The grants are intended to help with day-to-day living expenses such as accommodation, utility costs, childcare, transport, disability needs and various course related costs.

Applications for Access to Learning Funds are dealt with confidentially, sensitively and swiftly to ensure that those who are in need can receive help as soon as possible. Application forms and additional information can be downloaded from our website at: Please note that you cannot apply for Access to Learning Funds until you are fully enrolled on your course.

Other sources of help and advice

NHS Hardship Grant

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for an NHS Hardship Grant. To be eligible, you must:

  • be in years 2-4 of your course
  • in receipt of both the tuition fee and basic bursary from the NHS
  • have applied for all funding available to you, including the student loan and university hardship funds
  • unable to manage the shortfall between your income and expenditure by any other means.

Grants of between £100 and £3000 are available to students who can who meet this criteria and who can demonstrate genuine financial hardship. To apply, you should email nhsbsa dot bursarycomplaints at nhs dot net with the following evidence:

  • A detailed breakdown of your income and necessary expenditure
  • 3 months bank statements, tenancy agreement or mortgage statement and utility bills to support your necessary expenses
  • Evidence of your application to university hardship funds and the outcome
  • A supporting letter from the university
  • Evidence that you have applied for all other available funding. Please include a copy of your student loan notification letter.

Please address any enquiries about this fund to the NHS directly at nhsbsa dot bursarycomplaints at nhs dot net.

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund may assist students who have experienced an unexpected, sudden change in their financial circumstances outside of their control. Help is provided in the form of an interest-free loan and the amount provided will be based on need. For more information and the eligibility criteria, please see Should you wish to apply for this loan, please contact the Student Funding team for further guidance.

The Fund also operate an online Money Advice Clinic to offer advice to medical students who have queries about financial matters or are experiencing money related problems. The link to the website is