Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) - Continuing Students
Funding Information :
- Tuition Fees and Financial Support Overview
- Paying Tuition Fees
- Maintenance Loan Entitlement
- Applying to Student Finance England (SFE) for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans
- Repaying the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans
- Applying the NHS Bursary Scheme
- Maintenance Loan/NHS Bursary and UK Government Means-tested Benefits
This webpage contains information for continuing Graduate Entry Medical Students who started their course between the 2017-18 and 2022-23 academic years (inclusive).
Tuition Fees and Financial Support OverviewTuition Fees for the graduate entry Medicine course in 2023-24 are £9,250. The tuition fees are also fixed at £9,250 for the 2024-25 academic year. The University may increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as decided by the UK Government in subsequent years of your course. It is expected that such increases will be linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI excluding mortgage interest payments).
Financial support for graduate entry medical students varies depending on the year of study that they are in. As this webpage is for continuing students, the below table only contains information regarding funding years 2-4 of the graduate entry Medicine course.
- The NHS Bursary Authority has not yet released information regarding their financial support packages for students in 2023-24. Therefore below you will find figures from the 2022-23 academic year to give an idea of the level of financial support that may be available from them.
- For more information regarding the financial support offered by the NHS Bursary Authority in years 2-4 please see the following webpage, NHS Bursary Students. When the 2023-24 support package information is released, you should be able to find the figures in the previous link.
Paying Tuition FeesIn the second and subsequent years of your course, the NHS will pay the first £3,715 of the tuition fees and eligible students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for the remaining £5,535 (up to and including the 2024-25 academic year). Students who successfully apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England and an NHS Bursary Tuition Fee contribution will have these paid directly to the University and will not need to arrange payments.
Maintenance Loan EntitlementIn years 2-4 eligible students can apply for a reduced-rate Maintenance Loan which is non-means tested. In the 2023-24 academic year, the maximum amount of reduced rate loan available to students living away from home and studying outside of London is £2,605 (£2,030 for final year students). This is paid to eligible students in equal termly instalments.
Applying to Student Finance England (SFE) for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance LoansEligibility for the Tuition Fee and/or Maintenance Loan will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status. You can view the full criteria at Student Finance for Undergraduates - Eligibility (for the graduate entry Medicine course at Warwick, medical students are assessed in the same manner as undergraduate students).
- If you are unsure whether you qualify for these student loans, you can Contact Student Finance EnglandLink opens in a new window directly to clarify.
Applications for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan are made online, see the Student Finance England - How to ApplyLink opens in a new window webpage for more information. Applications are open now and the deadline to apply is May 19 2023. You should apply as soon as the service opens to make sure that your funding is in place for the start of your course. The application takes about 30-45 minutes and you apply for both the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan in one application.
- You will need to apply for each year that you require a Tuition Fee and/or Maintenance Loan.
Students in years 2-4 cannot apply for grants from SFE.
Repaying the Tuition Fee and Maintenance LoansAs a postgraduate student studying graduate entry medicine, your previous undergraduate loan may be under a different plan than your student loan plan for your Medicine course. For more information please see the following pages:
- Student Finance England - Repaying Your Student Loan - Which Repayment Plan You Are On
- Student Finance England - Repaying Your Student Loan - When You Start RepayingLink opens in a new window
- Student Finance England - Repaying Your Student Loan - How Much You RepayLink opens in a new window
- Student Finance England - Repaying Your Student Loan - How To RepayLink opens in a new window
- Student Finance England - Repaying Your Student Loan - When Your Loan Gets Written Off Or CancelledLink opens in a new window
Applying to the NHS Bursary SchemeApplications for the NHS Bursary Scheme are now open! Students are encouraged to apply before the end of May 2023 to secure funding. For more information about the NHS Bursary Scheme, including the eligibility criteria and application form please see the NHS Bursary webpage. Here you will also find information regarding their further funding:
- Childcare Allowance (CCA)
- Parent Learning Allowance (PLA)
- Dependant's Allowance
- Disabled Student Allowances (DSA)
- Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses (TDAE)
- NHS Bursary Hardship Grant
Maintenance Loan/NHS Bursary and UK Government Means-tested Benefits
Please note, if you receive a Maintenance Loan or an NHS Bursary, this may have an impact on any means-tested UK Government benefits that you are entitled to. Examples of these include (list not exhaustive):
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Reduction
- Working Tax Credit
- Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
You are advised to contact your local Citizens Advice Centre for more information: