Fees and funding
Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme will be £9,000. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation. 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 2013-14 are £16,840 for year 1 and £29,340 for years 2, 3 and 4. These fees are likely to be uprated in line with inflation for 2014-15. Please note that all self-funded students must pay 25% of their fees to register.
- Information on the fees for 2014/15
- More details on student funding
- See the financial contact details
Fee arrangements for 2013 and 2014 entry
The Department of Health has confirmed that the interim funding arrangements agreed for 2012/2013 will continue for another two academic years. For students starting the graduate-entry MB ChB between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015, this means:
- Students will have to self-fund the first £3,465 towards their tuition costs in year one of the course
- From Year Two onwards, the NHS Bursary will pay £3,465 towards their tuition
- In all years, a loan of up to £5,535 will be available from Student Finance England to cover the difference between £3,465 and the cost of tuition fees up to a maximum charge of £9,000
- In 2014/2015, the level of tuition cost met by the student in the first year and by the NHS Bursary from Year Two may have to increase to cover any inflationary rise in tuition
- Read the full letter from the Department of Health to the Chairs of the Medical Schools Council and the Dental Schools Council
In addition to your tuition fees, you will need to consider funding for your accommodation 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 at the full year rate (a maximum of £4,950 minimum of £3,564). 28% of this loan is means-tested and will be assessed on your parents' income unless you have been awarded independent student status.
Students living in the EU may be eligible for help towards their tuition fee costs and should refer to the government website. Students living in Northern Ireland and Scotland should contact the relevant Students Awards Agency for information on the funding available.
If you are an international student, please take a look at our finance pages. Please note that all self-funded students must pay 25% of their fees to register.
Maintenance support and bursaries
As you will have already studied for a first degree, MB ChB students are not eligible for a government Maintenance Grant, Special Support Grant or the Warwick Undergraduate Aid Programme (WUAP). However, medical students can apply for extra funding towards the costs of dependants, childcare and disability needs.
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.
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 of £2,591. Where your course extends beyond 45 weeks (excluding holidays), an additional weeks allowance of £82 a week 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 be assessed against parental income unless they are regarded as an independent student. Please see the NHS Business Services Authority's website for more details.
Students living in Northern Ireland or Scotland should contact the relevant Student Awards agency for information on funding available towards living costs. EU students are not normally entitled to maintenance support.
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