Financing your studies

Student finance

As a student at Leicester Medical School, you will be eligible for a standard tuition fee loan from Student Finance England for the first four years of your course, just like any other full-time student at the University (if you are a resident in England).

The fifth year of your course will be funded by an NHS Bursary.

Remember that tuition fees do not need to be paid upfront. Instead, you can apply for a tuition fee loan. You will make loan repayments once your salary is above a certain threshold. The BMA has information on current pay scales for doctors in the UK.

Intercalating Year

If you extend your course to six years by taking the iBSc, you will still receive a tuition fee loan for the first four years, and you will then receive an NHS Bursary for Years 5 and 6.

Students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

First degree

See a year-by-year fees and funding breakdown if the MBChB will be your first undergraduate degree.

See first degree information

Second degree

See a year-by-year fees and funding breakdown if the MBChB will be your second undergraduate degree (i.e., if you are applying as a graduate).

See second degree information

Further funding

You may also be able to access further funding if you have:

  • Children
  • An adult dependant
  • A disability/learning difficulty or long-term health condition that impacts your studies

The University of Leicester offers scholarships to:

  • Care leavers
  • Students from low-income families
  • Some students studying at partner schools/colleges
  • Some students who display exceptional musical and sporting talent
  • Students participating in the Realising Opportunities Programme (ROP)

Learn more about scholarships, bursaries and discounts available from the University.