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Our Medicine MBBS (5 year) and Medicine MBBS (4 year graduate entry) programmes are supported by both Student Finance England (SFE) and NHS Student Bursaries. This means that medical students may not have to pay tuition fees for some year(s) of study at St George’s. The funding available depends on the course studied and all students are advised to check their eligibility with NHS Student Bursaries.

Medicine MBBS

The tables in the following sections summarise the financial support currently available to eligible Medicine MBBS 4-year and 5-year students in each year of study. All amounts relate to students who ordinarily reside in England. Amounts may be subject to change so please also check each organisations' website for current details.

If you normally live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, please visit your local student finance website for information about any government support you may be eligible for.

All students need to reapply for their funding every academic year.

Click the course name below to reveal the financial support available for eligible students on each course.

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Medicine MBBS (5-year)
Financial support available to eligible MBBS5 student in each year of study.
 Year(s) of study Tuition fees Living costs

1 to 4

SFE only

SFE tuition fee loan (£9,250)

(Please note that graduate students on the 5-year MBBS course are not eligible for the tuition fee loan and will need to self-fund the first 4 years' tuition fees)

  •  SFE maintenance loan
  • SFE grants for dependants
  • SFE Disabled Students' Allowances
5 (and 6 if intercalates) NHS tuition fee grant (£9,250)
  • NHS income assessed bursary
  • NHS non-income assessed £1,000 grant
  • NHS grants for dependants
  • NHS Disabled Students' Allowances
  • SFE non-income assessed reduced rate maintenance loan
Medicine MBBS (4-year graduate entry)
Financial support available for eligible Graduate Entry Medicine students in each year of study.
 Year(s) of studyTuition fees Living costs

1

SFE only

Student self-funds £3,465

SFE partial tuition fee loan (£5,785)

SFE maintenance loan

SFE grants for dependants

SFE Disabled Students' Allowances 

2 to 4

NHS Student Bursaries and SFE

NHS partial tuition fee grant (£3,715)

SFE partial tuition fee loan (£5,535)

NHS income assessed bursary

NHS non-income assessed £1,000 grant

NHS grants for dependants

NHS Disabled Students' Allowances

SFE non-income assessed reduced rate maintenance loan

Receiving your NHS Student Bursary funding

MBBS students apply to NHS Student Bursaries in the Spring/Summer prior to the relevant year(s) of study. Eligible students will receive the non-income assessed £1,000 grant and income assessed bursary in monthly instalments to their nominated personal bank account.

The NHS tuition fee grant will be paid directly to the university.

Additional financial support for NHS bursary-funded years of study

NHS Student Bursaries

Extra non-repayable financial help is available from NHS Student Bursaries if you:

  • have a disability or specific learning difference
  • have children
  • financially support an adult dependant.

Assistance with additional practice placement expenses is also available to students who are eligible for the income assessed NHS bursary.

Student Finance England

Medicine MBBS students can also apply to Student Finance England for a non-income assessed reduced rate maintenance loan for each NHS-funded year of study.

The 2022/23 annual rates are:

  • living away from the parental home, in London: £3,558 (full year), £2,724 (final year)
  • living in the parental home: £1,902 (full year), £1,443 (final year).

Maintenance loan payments are made directly to students in 3 termly instalments.

How to apply

Please visit the NHS Student Bursaries website to check your eligibility and for further details.

Support for non-NHS funded years of study (MBBS)

Medicine MBBS 5-year students can apply to Student Finance England (SFE) for a full tuition fee loan for each non-NHS funded year of study (years 1 to 4). Please note that previous study at Higher Education level may affect entitlement. Graduates on the MBBS5 programme will not be eligible for the SFE tuition fee loan and will need to self-fund the tuition fees for the first four years of the course.

Medicine MBBS 4-year graduate entry students are required to self-fund the first £3,465 of the first year’s tuition fee. A tuition fee loan of £5,785 is available from Student Finance England for the remainder. These amounts may be subject to change so please also check the relevant organisation's website for up to date details.

All eligible MBBS students in a non-NHS funded year of study can apply to Student Finance England for an income assessed maintenance loan. Grants for dependants and Disabled Students’ Allowances are also available to eligible students.

Medicine MBBS 5-year students in non-NHS funded years of study may also be considered for our university bursary, the St George’s Opportunity Fund Grant. This bursary is available to SFE-funded students who are undertaking their first degree. Other previous study may also affect entitlement.

Please visit our student loans and grants and bursaries pages for more information.

NHS Bursary Reforms - funding arrangements for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional courses from academic year 2017/18

From 1 August 2017 the student loans system replaced NHS Student Bursaries for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional courses. This affects:

Usually students with an equivalent level qualification are not eligible for student finance for a subsequent course, however an exception to this rule applies to the above programmes. Students undertaking these courses as a second undergraduate degree can apply for the standard student finance package, just like students studying for a first degree.

Additional information

Under the student finance system students can apply for loans to support their tuition fee and living costs. The income assessed maintenance loan is calculated using the course term dates, so offers additional support to students on courses that have a longer than average academic year.

Students can also apply for income assessed grants for dependants, for example Childcare Grant, Adult Dependants Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance, if applicable. Non-income assessed Disabled Students’ Allowances are also available.

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