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Graduate Entry Medicine funding (Years 2-4)

Students in their second, third and fourth years of Graduate Entry Medicine will be able to apply for financial support via the NHS and Student Finance to help with tuition fees and living costs.

Tuition fees

The NHS will pay the first £3,465 regardless of family income. You need to apply for the NHS bursary so that your tuition fees are paid by the NHS.

You will have the option to take out a Tuition Fee Student Loan for the balance of the fees.

How to apply

You should apply online for the NHS bursary before starting your course. The authority you deal with depends on where you lived prior to the start of your course:

Where you livedFinance authority
WalesNHS (Wales) Student Awards Services (NHS SAS)
EnglandNHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA)
ScotlandStudent Awards Agency for Scotland
Northern IrelandStudent Finance Northern Ireland

The relevant funding authority will assess your application and notify the University and you of the award. If you qualify for a bursary and NHS Grant for living costs the University Finance Office will pay it into your bank account.

Help with living costs

NHS bursary

A means-tested NHS bursary is available to home UK funded students. This is assessed against household income.

The table does not include extra study weeks allowance. The standard academic year runs from the third week of September to mid-June. For each extra week that you have to attend your course outside this period, £84 is added to the bursary entitlement. This addition is part of the income assessment.

If you live in your parental home while studying your bursary entitlement will be reduced.

Gross household incomeNHS Bursary
£24,279 or less£2,643
£30,000£1,996
£40,000£944
£50,000NIL

NHS grant

You can also apply for a non-means-tested NHS grant of £1,000 per year to help with living costs.

Student loan

You will be eligible for a reduced maintenance loan via your student finance service. Your loan entitlement will depend on where you were living before the course. It is not based on an income assessment.

Course yearStudents living in Wales prior to courseStudents living in England prior to course
Years 2 and 3£3,702£2,458
Final year£2,885£1,916
 Apply through Student Finance WalesApply through Student Finance England

Children and/or adult dependant

You can apply for income-assessed extra funding if you have children or an adult dependant living with you. More information is available via your funding authority based on where you are normally domiciled in the UK as follows:

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 disability@cardiff.ac.uk or dyslexia@cardiff.ac.uk. 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

Press option 5 when calling.