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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme will be £9,000 for Home/EU students. In year one, graduate-entry students will have to self-fund the first £3,465 of tuition costs. For eligible students, a tuition fee loan will be available from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to cover the difference between £3,465 and the tuition charge of £9,000.

For international students the fees for 2016-17 are £19,400 for year 1 and £33,820 for years 2, 3 and 4. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation.

Fee Arrangements for 2016 Study


Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme will be £9,000. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation.

Year One (English and Welsh students)

Students will be required to meet £3,465 of these fees from their own resources. Eligible students can access a non means-tested tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to cover the difference between £3,465 and the tuition charge of £9,000.

Years Two, Three and Four (English and Welsh students)

In years two to four of study, the Department of Health will pay £3,465 towards the cost of tuition fees for students ordinarily resident in England and Wales. A Student Loans Company tuition fee loan will be available to cover the difference between £3,465 and the University’s tuition charge.

International Students

For international students the fees for 2016-17 are £19,400 for year 1 and £33,820 for years 2, 3 and 4. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation.

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Payment Options

Tuition fees can be paid upfront at registration, or in instalments through the year.

  • 50% of tuition fees due on the first day of term
  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of term
  • 25% of tuition fees due on the first day of term 3

For more information see Making Payments

Additional Costs


In addition to your tuition fees, you will need to consider funding for your accommodation, travel to your placements and general living costs over the next four to five years.

First year medical students who are ordinarily resident in England and Wales can apply to Student Finance Direct for financial support towards living costs. Eligible students are entitled to a Maintenance Loan (£5,740 for English Students / £5,376 for Welsh Students) 35% of this loan is means-tested and will be assessed on your parents' income unless you have been awarded independent student status.

In years two to four of study, to help with your living costs, you may also be eligible for a Department of Health non-means tested grant of £1,000 along with a means tested bursary. Where your course extends beyond 45 weeks (excluding holidays), an additional weeks allowance will be paid to eligible students for a total of 52 weeks. The Department of Health may also help with the costs of travelling to clinical placements. Students will also be eligible for a reduced rate student maintenance loan.

Students living in Northern Ireland and Scotland should contact the relevant Students Awards Agency for information on the funding available.

Students living in the EU may be eligible for help towards their tuition fee costs and should contact the European Team at the Student Loans Company. EU students are not normally entitled to the maintenance element of the NHS bursary.

Maintenance support and bursaries

Due to your previous study for an undergraduate degree, graduate entry students are not eligible for a government maintenance grant or for undergraduate bursaries or fee waivers from the University. Students with children and students with disabilities will be eligible for targeted support such as a Childcare grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance or Disabled Students’ Allowances.



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