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Guide to medical student finance - Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland.

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 NI for information on your entitlements.


The basics

Finance while studying at university is a bewildering and complicated business for students.

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

Some things are the same wherever you study. You must complete a new application for each year of your course. Any support received from a student loan does not have to be repaid until you are earning over £16,910 per year and grants do not have to be paid back.

The way your personal entitlement is calculated depends on the country you live in (your place of domicile), where you study, what year you started your course, any previous higher education, and your household income. How each of these affect your application is explained in this guide.

Student Finance NI delivers financial support to students who normally live in Northern Ireland. It is a service delivery partnership between the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland, the Student Loans Company and all five Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland.


Your financial entitlements

Use the tool below to find the grants, loans, bursaries and funds you may be entitled to as a medical student in Northern Ireland.



Guide to medical student finance - Northern Ireland