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The links below will take you to various charities and funding organisations that you may be able to apply to for additional financial support. Please ensure that you look through the eligibility criteria on each site before applying.

We have also included links to sites where you can search for further organisations and find useful financial information.

  • The Foulkes Foundation: fellowships for recently qualified scientists or PhD students wishing to undertake a medical degree, or medical graduates undertaking research for a PhD.
  • Gilchrist Educational Trust: funding for students facing unexpected financial difficulties that may prevent them from finishing their degree or higher education, as well as travel grants for students required to spend time studying in another country as part of their degree.

  • Institute of Medical Ethicsconference grants, medical student elective bursaries and medical student intercalated scholarships.

  • Kidderminster Medical Society: Up to £1,000 bursary to help support an elective placement during study towards an MBChB (or equivalent) and up to £3,000 bursary to help support the first year of a Graduate Entry MBChB (or equivalent). All applicants must demonstrate some connection with the Wyre Forest Area of North Worcestershire.

  • The Leathersellers' Company Charitable Fundup to £5,000 to support undergraduate students who are care leavers.

  • The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust: Undergraduate bursaries of up to £3,000 and postgraduate bursaries of up to £5,000 for anyone whose parent or spouse is employed as a commercial traveller, pharmacist or grocer. 

  • The Pathological Society: funding to support research projects in pathology, to cover conference travel costs, or for students to gain experience in diagnostic departments during elective/vacation periods. They also provide an annual grant for medical students completing an intercalated degree (either BSc or MRes/MSc), which includes up to £9,000 towards tuition fees, £4,500 for consumables and a £1,500 stipend.

  • Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust: small grants between £500 and £1200 for both UK and non UK national graduates pursuing a second degree in medicine, dentistry and veterinary studies and students studying for certain postgraduate qaulifications..

  • Royal Air Force (RAF): bursaries or sponsorships for university students looking for a full-time medical role in the RAF.

  • The Royal College of Surgeons in England: grants for medical students looking to undertake an intercalated bachelor of a science degree related to surgery. They also offer prizes for clinical students undertaking an elective in surgery in a developing country.

  • Royal Medical Benevolent Fund: grants to assist students in their penultimate or final year facing exceptional hardship. 

  • Royal Navy: offer the Medical Officer Cadet programme, which covers tuition fees for the last three years of study, as well as providing an annual starting salary of £18,000.

  • The Sidney Perry Foundation: grants of up to £1,000 for students doing their first degree. 

  • Student Health Association Assistance Fund: funds of up to £500 to help students with disabilities to keep up with their studies.

  • The Valerie Carr Award:  payment of tuition fees for three-year degree in Radiotherapy/Therapeutic Radiography for students for who the course will be a second degree.
  • The Victoria Foundation: grants for students facing financial hardship to help purchase books, equipment, medical instruments and fund transport costs to hospital or elective placements.

Further information

The Scholarship Hub

Search for UK scholarships, grants or bursaries using a comprehensive database of funding available for UK/EU students. There are scholarships available based on a wide range of eligibility criteria. Some are based purely on academic merit, others on financial need, personal circumstances, or on special skills and abilities, and more. You can also register with The Scholarship Hub to receive updates about new scholarships as they are announced.


The Turn2us grants database contains information on over 3,000 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants, as well as other support and services. Their website can help you to find financial support relevant to your circumstances. In addition to the grants search facility, there is a benefits calculator and other useful information and resources.

Money Helper

Free and impartial advice on all things money related. As well as lots of helpful information and tips to help make your money stretch that bit further, their budget planner is also really useful for managing your income and expenditure. Money Helper has also updated its website to include information, advice and guidance for students who are about to graduate.

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