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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 Pharmacology Degree School of Medicine Cardiff University (B210)
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Degree School of Biosciences Cardiff University (BC97)
  • BMedSci Degree from the University of Bangor (B100)
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree from the University of South Wales (B901)

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.

Tuition fees

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

Student loan

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 WalesAmount per year
Not income assessed£10,720
Maintenance Loan via Student Finance EnglandAmount per year
Income Assessed (maximum)£9,978
Income Assessed (minimum)£4,651

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).

To find out more, please contact our Disability and Dyslexia team at You apply for the DSA via your funding authority.

Further advice

If you require further advice and information about the funding available, please contact:

Student Funding and Advice Team