Graduate Entry Medicine funding (Year 1)
Students who have studied the following feeder routes can apply to study Graduate Entry Medicine at Cardiff University:
- BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences at the University of South Wales
- BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences at Bangor University
- BSc (Hons) Medical Pharmacology at Cardiff University
- BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University
There is no NHS funding available in Year 1.
Funding is available via your student finance service based on where you are normally domiciled in the UK. If you start GEM straight after a feeder route course this is likely to mean that you can apply for funding via the student finance service that funded the feeder route course. Graduate Entry Medicine is treated as an undergraduate course for funding purposes but with some different rules.
For the first year of the Graduate Entry Medicine, you will have to self-fund the first £3,465 in fees. You can take out a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the remaining balance via your student finance service.
Help with living costs
You can apply for a Maintenance Loan only to help with living costs.
These are the rates of Maintenance Loan via Student Finance Wales and England for living away from the parental home.
|Maintenance Loan via Student Finance Wales||Amount per year|
|Not income assessed||£8,810|
|Maintenance Loan via Student Finance England||Amount per year|
|Income Assessed (maximum)||£9,203|
|Income Assessed (minimum)||£4,289|
Help with placement costs
Help with placement travel costs is not income assessed. Help is based on the cost of a return journey from your term-time address to the placement LESS the cost of the return journey from your term-time address to Cardiff University.
Children and/or adult dependants
Extra funding for children including help with registered childcare costs is available via Student Finance. There is also an adult dependants grant. This support is income assessed against the income of a partner or spouse if applicable. The student finance service website will have more information about this support for dependants.
Additional learning support needs
If you require learning support related to a disability, long-term physical or mental health condition, or a specific learning difficulty, there is a non-income assessed allowance that may help with associated costs of this support. The allowance is called the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
If you require further advice and information about the funding available, please contact:
Student Funding and Advice Team
Press option 4 when calling.