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Funding for Home/EU medical students (2012 entry onwards)

This page contains information for current Home and EU students in 2016/17, on the two main routes to a medicine degree at Oxford; a six-year undergraduate entry course, and a four-year graduate entry course.

Medical course funding

The funding available is very different for each course, and also varies by where you are from, whether you choose to be financially assessed, and the year of the course you are in. You should be aware of what funding, if any, is available to pay your tuition fees and help support your living costs during each year of your course.

Six-year course for students with no previous undergraduate degree (A100)

Years 1 – 4

During the first four years of the six-year medicine course, government support is available through your relevant funding agency. The type of funding and the amount available varies according to where you are from.

Home students can apply for a maintenance loan from their regional funding agency.

Home and EU students will be eligible for an Oxford Bursary based on household income, and will need to apply to be means-tested to be considered for this.

A tuition fee reduction from the University is available to Home and EU students who commenced their studies in 2012, 2013 or 2014 with a household income of £25,000 or less.

 EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition FeeFee loan: up to £9,000Fee loan: up to £9,000Fee loan: up to £9,000Fee loan: up to £3,900
Fee grant: up to £5,100
Fee loan: up to £9,000
Oxford Tuition Fee Reduction (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters only)
Up to £3,000Up to £3,000Up to £3,000Up to £3,000Up to £3,000
Maintenance loanUp to £5,740
(or up to £8,200 for 2016 starters)
Up to £4,840Up to £5,750Up to £6,183Not available
Maintenance grantUp to £3,387
(not available for 2016 starters)
Up to £3,475Up to £1,875Up to £5,161Not available
Oxford Bursary

Up to £3,700 (2016 starters only)

Up to £4,500 (2015 starters only)

Up to £3,300 (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters)


Years 5 - 6

In years five and six, tuition fees are paid in full by the NHS for all Home and EU students. This support is not means-tested, and does not need to be repaid.

Home students can also access a maintenance loan from their regional funding agency, but this will be at a reduced rate for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who can apply for a means-tested NHS bursary in years five and six. Students from England and Wales are also eligible for an additional non means-tested NHS grant of £1,000.

Students from Scotland will continue to be eligible to be assessed for the means-tested maintenance loan and grant available to them in years one to four.

Home and EU students will continue to be eligible for an Oxford Bursary based on the latest household income assessment provided.

 EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition FeeNHS pays full feeNHS pays full feeNHS pays full feeNHS pays full feeNHS pays full fee
Maintenance loanUp to £2,324 (up to £1,811 final year)Up to £2,370 (up to £1,850 final year)Up to £5,750Up to £3,030 (up to £2,361 final year)Not available
NHS Bursary or Scottish Maintenance grantUp to £4,491Up to £4,203Up to £1,875Up to £4,491Not available
NHS Grant£1,000Not availableNot available£1,000Not available
Oxford Bursary

Up to £3,700 (2016 starters only)

Up to £4,500 (2015 starters only)

Up to £3,300 (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters)

Graduate-entry medicine: four-year course for students with an undergraduate degree in an experimental sciences subject (A101)

Year 1

During the first year of the four-year medicine course, government support is available through your relevant funding agency. The type of funding and the amount available varies according to where you are from.

Home students can apply for a maintenance loan from their regional funding agency.

Home and EU students will be eligible for an Oxford Bursary based on household income, and will need to apply to be means-tested to be considered for this.

A tuition fee reduction from the University is available to Home and EU students who commenced their studies in 2012, 2013 or 2014 with a household income of £25,000 or less.

 EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition feeSelf-fund first £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
Self-Fund £9,000Self-Fund £9,000Self-fund first £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
Self-fund first £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
Oxford Tuition Fee Reduction (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters only)
Up to £3,000*Up to £3,000Up to £3,000Up to £3,000*Up to £3,000*
Maintenance loanUp to £5,740
(or up to £8,200 for 2016 starters)
Up to £4,840Up to £5,750Up to £6,183Not available
Oxford Bursary

Up to £3,700 (2016 starters only)

Up to £4,500 (2015 starters only)

Up to £3,300 (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters)

* Tuition fee reductions are deducted from tuition fee loans and not from the self-funded element of the fee.

Years 2 - 4

In years two to four of the Graduate-entry medicine course, students from England, Wales and the EU are eligible to apply for help from the NHS and their regional funding agency towards their tuition fees, and are not eligible for an Oxford Tuition Fee Reduction. Students from Northern Ireland and Scotland are required to self-fund the full amount of their tuition fee; those who commenced their study in 2012, 2013 or 2014 with a household income of £25,000 or below continue to be eligible for an Oxford Tuition Fee Reduction.

Home students can also access a maintenance loan from their regional funding agency, but this will be at a reduced rate for students from England and Wales who can apply for a means-tested NHS bursary in years two to four. Students from England and Wales are also eligible for an additional non means-tested NHS grant of £1,000.

Students from Northern Ireland and Scotland will continue to be eligible to be assessed for the means-tested maintenance loan available to them in year one.

Home and EU students will continue to be eligible for an Oxford Bursary based on the latest household income assessment provided.

 England Northern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition feeNHS pays first £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
Self-fund up to £9,000Self-fund up to £9,000NHS pays first  £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
NHS pays first  £3,465
Fee loan: up to £5,535
Oxford Tuition Fee Reduction (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters only)
Not availableUp to £3,000Up to £3,000Not availableNot available
Maintenance loanUp to £2,324 (up to £1,811 final year)Up to £4,840 (up to £4,480 final year)Up to £5,750Up to £3,030 (up to £2,361 final year)Not available
NHS bursaryUp to £4,491Not availableNot availableUp to £4,491Not available
NHS grant£1,000Not availableNot available£1,000Not available
Oxford Bursary

Up to £3,700 (2016 starters only)

Up to £4,500 (2015 starters only)

Up to £3,300 (2012, 2013 and 2014 starters)