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

This page contains information for current Home and EU students in 2017/18, 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 varies according to where you are from.

Support for living costs is available to Home students on the same basis as all other Home undergraduate students.

Home 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.

 EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition feeFee loan: up to £3,465Fee loan: up to £3,465Fee loan: up to £3,465Fee loan: up to £3,465Fee loan: up to £3,465
Maintenance loanUp to £5,440Up to £4,840Up to £5,750Up to £6,922Not available
Maintenance grantUp to £3,197Up to £3,475Up to £1,875Up to £5,161Not available
Oxford BursaryUp to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Not available

Years 5 - 6

In Years five and six, tuition fees are paid in full by the relevant funding agency:

  • The National Health Service (NHS) for students from England,Wales and the rest of the EU
  • The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for students from Scotland
  • The Department of Health (DoH) for students from Northern Ireland

The 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 or DoH bursary in years five and six.

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.

For budgeting purposes it is important to note that any Student Loans Company maintenance loan payments you are entitled to will not be released until after 1st August, despite your course year commencing before this date.

Home students will also 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 £3,392 (up to £2,643 final year)Not available
NHS bursary or Scottish Maintenance grantUp to £4,806Up to £4,203Up to £1,875Up to £4,806Not available
Oxford BursaryUp to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Not available

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, Home and EU students are not eligible for any tuition fee support.

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

Home 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.

Years 2 - 4

In years two to four of the Graduate-entry medicine course, tuition fees are paid in full by the NHS for students from England, Wales and the EU. This support is not means-tested, and does not need to be repaid. Students from Northern Ireland and Scotland are required to self-fund their tuition fee.

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

For budgeting purposes it is important to note that in years 3 and 4 any Student Loans Company maintenance loan payments you are entitled to will not be released until after 1st August, despite your course year commencing before this date.

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

 EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWalesEU
Tuition feeNHS pays full feeSelf-fund £3,465Self-fund £3,465NHS pays full feeNHS pays full fee
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 £3,392 (up to £2,643 final year)Not available
NHS bursaryUp to £4,806Not availableNot availableUp to £4,806Not available
Oxford BursaryUp to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Not available
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