Studying for a degree in medicine is expensive, but there is help available to meet these costs. This section is all about finding funding whilst you’re at medical school and what government support you are entitled to. This section includes information and advice on:

What government support you’re eligible for including NHS Bursaries. How to apply, how to check you’re getting the full support you’re eligible for and what to do if your circumstances change.

Part time and vacation jobs, both medically related and non-medical – which could be particularly helpful during your first and second years, when you have more time for this.

Sources of funding for electives and tips on how to apply for funding.

Access and hardship funding, which you might be eligible for if you are facing financial hardship and your parents’ income is low, you are a mature student with a low income or you’re facing exceptional difficulties.

Financial support during your intercalated year and if you are studying medicine as a second degree.

Charitable trusts, and grants, bursaries and awards, which are likely to consider applications from medical students. Also covers tips on how to make a stronger application.

Other possible sources of income – from Armed Forces Cadetships to Child Benefit and Tax Credits if you have children.