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I am starting my Graduate Entry Medicine course in 2019-20

The following table summarises the financial support you might be entitled to if you commence the graduate entry medicine course in 2019-20 if you are resident in England.

Tuition Fees

(year 1)

£9,250 in 2019-20.

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 2020-21 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 £8,944 if you’re living away from home). If you qualify for the means-tested Maintenance Loan you may be eligible for an extra weekly long course loan payment. 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. Some of this help is means-tested.

Living Costs

(years 2-4)

You can apply for a means-tested bursary and a non means-tested grant (£1,000) towards your living costs from the NHS. You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan at a reduced rate (max £2,389) 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 2019-20 academic year are open now. Visit the Student Finance England website for details - www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

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 Warwick Hardship Fund for additional support with your living expenses and course-related costs. Warwick Hardship 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 Warwick Hardship 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: www.warwick.ac.uk/hardshipfunds. Please note that you cannot apply for Warwick Hardship Funds until you are fully enrolled on your course.

Other sources of help and advice

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 www.rmbf.org/pages/medical-students. 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 www.money4medstudents.org.