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NHS Medical Students

Full time students studying at the University of Southampton, or prospective students, can use these pages to view the student funding available to them.

Students studying BM5 and BM6 should view the tab on the left, BM4 students should view the middle tab and students studying any NHS funded courses (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Audiology) should view the tab on the right.

Medical students are funded differently compared to other UK undergraduate courses. The funding is split between Student Finance England and the NHS. Years 1 to 4 are funded by Student Finance England, whereas years 5 and 6 are funded by the NHS.

The table below explains the funding that is available to full-time BM5 and BM6 students in more detail.

BM5 and BM6

For full time BM5 and BM6 students, years 1 - 4 are funded as a standard UK undergraduate. Year 5 for BM5 and years 5 and 6 for BM6 are funded by the NHS.

Students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may be entitled to different student funding, please see the appropriate links.

For general funding such as the tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grants, applications should be completed on the Student Finance England webpage.

 

Student Funding Years 1-4 2021 Entry
Tuition Fees £9,250 per year
Tuition Fees/Loan Full amount
Maintenance Loan

Living at home: Up to £7,987

Living away from home: Up to £12,382

The Student Support Fund Check eligibility for The Student Support Fund
Scholarships Vary by faculty - Contact Faculty for more details
Student Funding Years 5-62021 Entry
Tuition Fees Paid by NHS bursary
Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan

Living at home: Up to £1,902

Living away from home: Up to £3,558

NHS Means Tested Bursary Dependent on household income
The Student Support Fund Check eligibility for The Student Support Fund
Scholarships Vary by faculty - Contact Faculty for more details


See the NHS Student Bursary Calculator links on the sides of the page for more personalised information.

BM4

Full time BM4 students will fund the first £3,465 themselves in Year 1. In the following years, the NHS will pay £3,715 towards tuition fees.

The table below explains the funding that is available to full-time BM4 students in more detail.

BM4 Students2021 Entry
Tuition Fees Year 1 £9,250 in total, the first £3,465 will be student funded. The remaining £5,785 can be taken as a tuition fee loan.
Tuition Fees Years 2 - 4 £9,250 in total, the first £3,715 will be NHS funded. The remaining £5,535 can be taken as a tuition fee loan.
Bursaries Information on the University’s Undergraduate bursaries can be found here.
Maintenance Loan Year 1 only.
Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan (Years 2 to 4)

Living at home: Up to £1,902

Living away from home: Up to £3,558

NHS Means Tested Bursary In years 2-4, students may be entitled to a NHS bursary. For more information, please visit the NHS website.
The Student Support Fund Check eligibility for The Student Support Fund.
Scholarships Varies by Faculty. Contact Faculty for more details.

 

See the NHS Student Bursary Calculator links for more personalised information.

Nursing degree and AHP (Associated Health Profession) courses include:

·       Occupational Therapy

·       Physiotherapy

·       Podiatry

·       Nursing (BSc and MSc)

The table below explains the funding that is available to full-time NHS Funded students in more detail.

NHS Funded Students2021 Entry
Tuition Fees £9,250 per year
Tuition Fee Loan Full amount available to take as a tuition loan.
Maintenance Loan

Living at home: Up to £7,987

Living away from home: Up to £12,382

NHS Means Tested Bursary Available to continuing students who started their course before 1st August 2017.
NHS Non Means Tested Grant (NHS Training Grant) £5,000 per academic year. More information can be found here.
The Student Support Fund Check eligibility for The Student Support Fund
Scholarships Varies by Faculty. Contact Faculty for more details.

 

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