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FAQs Fees and finance

Find out more information about our fees and finances by selecting a frequently asked question from the list below.

Please note the following Financial FAQs are for 2015 entry and should also only be seen as a guide.

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What financial support is available to international students?

See international fees and finance for more information >

What fee is paid if I have studied at undergraduate level before?

You will not be eligible for tuition fee support if you have received LEA funding in the past. Tuition fees must be paid in full by yourself or a sponsor. You will however be eligible to apply for a non-means tested maintenance loan throughout the first four years of the degree.

What NHS bursary am I entitled to on this five-year medicine degree?

Gaining admission to the standard five-year course means you are entitled to receive student loans from Student Finance England for maintenance and tuition fees in the first four years.

From the fifth year of study onwards, tuition fees will be paid by the NHS Student Bursary Scheme and you will be eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary to cover maintenance costs and a reduced maintenance loan from Student Finance England (equivalent to approximately half the full rate).

The arrangements for graduate medical students on a five year course are different. In the first four years of the course, graduate students are not eligible to receive a loan for tuition fees or maintenance whether they have previously received funding or not. However, graduate students may be able to apply for a full, income based, maintenance loan from Student Finance England. From the fifth year of study, graduate medical students receive the same support as undergraduate medical students (see above).

For more information, see the NHS careers website >

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Am I entitled to an NHS bursary if I have already received one in the past?

You are entitled to another NHS bursary even if you have received one in the past; as long as the previous subject you studied is different from the one you are applying for now. You cannot receive a NHS bursary for studying a subject you have already studied and received a bursary for.

Am I entitled to a student loan? If so, at what level?

You are entitled to apply for a full student loan in years one to four of this degree. From year five you may be entitled to a NHS bursary and help with your fees. You may also be entitled to apply for a reduced rate of student loan, the level of which is 50% of the full entitlement for a final year student.

What other financial advice and assistance is there?

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