Medicine degree courses have a funding structure that is unique in the UK student finance regulations. This is because the Student Finance system of loans (from the Student Loans Company) fund the earlier years of the course, then the NHS Bursary system picks up some of the funding for you from the start of the fifth year of study.
- If you are studying Medicine as your first undergraduate degree you can apply to the Government for a non-income-assessed Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees for your first 4 years of study.
- In your fifth year and further years of study your tuition fees will be paid to the University as a non-repayable NHS grant.
Living cost support
- During your first 4 years of study, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan at the same rates as any other undergrad, even if you hold a previous degree qualification.
- In your fifth year and further years of study, you can apply for a reduced-rate Maintenance Loan for living costs as well as non-repayable NHS grant/bursary funding.