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

This page contains information for current Home and EU students in 2018/19 who are enrolled on the six-year Medicine course and started in 2011/12 or earlier.

The funding available varies depending on 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.

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 in order to be considered for this.

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 fee*DoH pays full feeSAAS pays full feeNHS pays full fee*NHS 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 £4,806*Up to £4,203Up to £1,875Up to £4,806*Not available
Oxford BursaryUp to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Up to £3,225Not available

* 2017/18 details provided as a guide as NHS funding for 2018/19 has not yet been confirmed.

** 2017/18 details have been provided as a guide as Student Finance Wales no longer publish funding information for students who started before 2012.

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