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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.

  • Active Wandsworth Grant Fund : funding for clubs, coaches and community groups, including travel and accommodation costs for attending competitions.

  • BMA Charitiesgrants for second degree medical students and medical students in need. 

  • The British Division of the International Academy of Pathology (BDIAP)fellowships for BDIAP members and trainees to assist study in laboratories in across the UK and overseas. They also offer intercalated degree grants for BSc, MSc or equivalent undergraduates in pathology. 

  • Daiwa Scholarships: 19-month programmes of work placement and homestay in Japan for students aged between 21 and 35 years.

  • Gilchrist Educational Trust: funding for students facing unexpected financial difficulties that may prevent them from finishing their degree or higher education.

  • Institute of Medical Ethics: conference grants, medical student elective bursaries and medical student intercalated scholarships.

  • Kidderminster Medical Society: up to £3,000 to help support the first year of the Graduate Entry MBChB (or equivalent) course (the student needs to demonstrate a connection with the Wyre Forest Area of North Worcestershire).

  • The Leathersellers' Company: up to £5,000 a year to support study on a full-time degree. 

  • The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust: bursaries up to £3,000 a year for students in financial need.

  • The Pathological Society: funding to support research projects in pathology, or for students to gain experience in diagnostic departments during elective/vacation periods. They also provide a bursary scheme to promote understanding pathology amongst medical, dental and biomedical students. 

  • Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust: funds for students pursuing further degree qualifications in medicine or veterinary sciences. 

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

  • The Royal Collece of Surgeons in England: grants for medical students looking to undertake an intercalated bachelor of a science degree related to surgery. They also offer an elective prize of £500 for clinical students pursuing a career in surgery in the developing world.

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

  • Royal Navy: support for potential Royal Navy Officers while they study for a degree.

  • The Sidney Perry Foundation: grants of up to £1,000 for first-year students. 

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

  • The Victoria Foundation: grants for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help purchase books, equipment and medical instruments.

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.

The Money Advice Service

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. The Money Advice Service has also updated its website to include information, advice and guidance for students who are about to graduate.



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