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Keeping track of your finances, and ensuring you receive the support you need while studying at university, can be complicated, especially as a medical student.
So we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities to help you.
The RMBF is a charity which helps doctors who are experiencing financial difficulties. Their comprehensive website offers advice on how to spend less and where to find funding to help support your training.
Most charity, bursary, grant and loan applications open as early as April of the year you intend to study, so it's important to apply as early as possible. Remember, most charity bursaries and grants do not require you to pay back money you have received. However you will have to pay back loans, though not until you earn above a certain income threshold.
Check UCAS for more information.
There are many scholarships in the UK to help students fund their higher education. There are many different types of financial support for which you might be eligible depending on your circumstances. For example, disabled students or students with adult dependents may be eligible for additional support.
BMA Charities helps all doctors and their dependents, and medical students in times of financial crisis. Money is also available for graduates who want to take medicine as a second degree. Find out more about BMA Charities.
This resource provides a comprehensive guide to planning and organising student finances. It has a search facility for sources of funding according to the subject matter of your degree. It also has a budget planner and a loan repayment calculator to make planning your finances easier.
This charitable organisation that guides and supports young people to make informed choices about their future, providing them with accessible and impartial information about education, money and careers. They also have a handy student budget calculator to help manage your money.
Interested in medical ethical issues?
The Institute of Medical Ethics (IME) offers grants and awards to encourage students to undertake electives, internships or intercalated degrees in the field of ethical issues related to health care
Find out how to apply
NHS bursary: raise your concerns
Contact your MP to raise concern about proposals to scrap the NHS bursary for student nurses, midwives and Allied Health Professionals in England. Email your MP now
If there are further topics you would like financial advice on, please leave a comment below and we’ll look to update the feature.
Ellie Beadel is the lead for medical students on the BMA's Audience Engagement team.
Greetings BMA, My name is David Alvarez and I am a recently graduted student from Colombia. I have been acepted into the MSc of Neurosciences at the University of Oxford.
Sadly, do to the current economic limitations that as a recently graduated middle class engineer I posses, it is impossible for me to cover the expenses of this masters.
Because of this I would like to know if BMA offers any charity grants or scholarships for international (colombian) neurosciences masters prospective students ?
My email is: [email protected]
Please email [email protected] with your question and they will respond to you asap.
All the best
Are there any plans afoot to provide tuition loan for students wanting to start medicine A100 (five year course) as a second degree. Current system seems grossly unfair and illogical. Not asking for a free ride - just want access to the loan which WILL be paid back. Surely embarking on another five years of study reflects complete commitment.
Good morning my name is Ntombi. I'm looking for help my daughter is studying medicine at Texila American University in Zambia campus..I am looking for help or loan I am struggling to pay her fees now please help
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