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Money matters

Here you can find out about our fees, plus loans and other financial support that might be available to you.

We aim to attract the most talented, ambitious students regardless of their financial circumstances, and the University has a range of measures designed to support this.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University's Money Matters section for information on planning your finances.

Students may also be eligible for an NHS Bursary. Please see the NHS bursary site for more information on eligibility.

Find out more about undergraduate fees and funding


View our full list of course tuition fees

Paying your tuition fees

There are three ways you can pay your tuition fees:

  • If you are self-funding you can pay your tuition fees online
  • If you are eligible for a student loan you do not need to make the payment yourself
  • If a sponsor is paying all or part of your tuition fees you need to complete our fees sponsorship form.

Find out more about how to pay your tuition fees.

Questions about tuition fees

If you have a question about tuition fees or need more information, contact Student Fees:

Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 9599

Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 9595


What else should I know?

Your tuition fees will usually cover compulsory course costs, such as field trips and laboratory clothing. A contribution may be necessary towards certain elements, these additional costs can be found on the course page.

Additional costs

When planning your finances, it is important you consider other expenses associated with your course:

  • You will be undertaking clinical sessions from the start of the BMBS programme and therefore you will need to purchase a stethoscope. The estimated cost is approximately £50-£60. You do not need to worry about purchasing any items before you arrive; information about where to buy them will be available during Fresher’s week.
  • Students travel to clinical placements in all years. In the 1st and 2nd year the Faculty organises and pays for travel to some clinical placements. In years 3, 4 and Final Year, students travel either by car or public transport and can claim some of their travel expenses from the Faculty or placement provider. All students are requested to pay £100 annually for travel, for all years of the programme; this contributes to the fund from which travel expenses are claimed. When you arrive you will therefore be expected to pay £100, and £100 per year thereafter. Current students can view further details about travel expenses on the Southampton Blackboard site.
  • You will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) at the start of your course, as this is a legal requirement for those involved in contact with children or vulnerable adults. The fee for an enhanced DBS check is £50 (subject to increase).
  • Final year students undertake an elective either abroad, or in the UK. The costs of this elective are borne by the student and costs vary depending on what students elect to do.

Student loans

You can apply for a student loan to help pay for tuition fees if you live in the UK or a European Union country. You may also be eligible for a loan for living costs.

You will not have to pay your fees upfront.

If you live in England*, you can get a loan to cover your tuition fees. You will only start repaying this once you are earning over £21,000 per year.

Learn more about student loans

* If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive (as appropriate). If you live in the EU and meet certain eligibility criteria, you can get a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.


The University offers a generous package of direct financial support to eligible students.

You may be eligible for a bursary in each year of your study to support your living costs.

Find out more about University bursaries and eligibility criteria


Depending on your personal circumstances (eg your household income), you may be eligible for a Special Support Grant.

Additional help is also available if you have:

  • a disability or a specific learning difficulty
  • dependent children or adults.

Discover if you are eligible for a grant on the Government Student Finance website.

Find out more

If you live outside England, you will find relevant information on your local student finance website.

The Student Support Fund

This Fund provides discretionary financial support for those able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship. It can be used to help with living costs including childcare, disability, travel, accommodation, household expenses, books and course equipment. Full-time ‘home' undergraduate students and part-time students studying at least 50 per cent of a full-time course can apply. The fund cannot help students meet the cost of tuition fees.

Learn more about The Student Support Fund

There is also a Faculty of Medicine hardship fund to which students can apply following an unsuccessful application to the University Hardship Fund. Applications to this fund should include the unsuccessful application to the University’s Hardship Fund and a covering letter which should be submitted to your student office

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