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Guide to medical student finance - England

Financial entitlements and available funding differs according to where you live, whilst you are studying medicine in the UK. This guidance is for medical students in England.

Do your research and make sure you are getting everything you are entitled to.

It is important to note that if your circumstances change during your studies, like a significant income increase for yourself or your parents, then you must have your entitlements reassessed immediately, or you may have to pay back money in the future.

Check Student Finance England and NHS Student Bursaries for further detailed information on entitlements and available funding.


The basics

Finance while studying at university can be a bewildering and complicated business, and especially so if you are a medical student.

This guide has been put together to provide you with the information you need to navigate through the world of medical student finance, and to point you in the direction of the help and support that is available.

The funding options available to you as a medical student differ according to:

  • the country you live in (your place of domicile) and how long you have lived there
  • where you are studying (differing arrangements apply in the four UK countries and students in London can access higher maintenance payments)
  • the year you started your course
  • any previous higher education
  • your age
  • your domestic/personal status and your household income.

How each of these affects your application for financial support is explained in this guide.



Guide to medical student finance - England