Financing your studies
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.
- Visit the University's fees and funding section for up-to-date information on undergraduate finance
- Visit NHS Health Careers for information about how funding works for medical degrees in the UK
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.
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
You may also be able to access further funding if you have:
- 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)