The funding arrangements for Welsh students are due to change from 2018/19. At present, we do not have definitive guidance on if or how this will effect funding for Graduate Entry Medicine. The funding details for 2017/18 are detailed below:
If you are a Welsh domiciled student, and in the first year of the Graduate Entry Medicine course you will have to Self Fund a portion of the fees (£3,465). A Tuition Fee Loan is available from Student Finance Wales for the remaining £5,535.
You are also eligible to apply for a full income assessed Maintenance Loan (max £6922) from Student Finance Wales.
You will NOT be eligible to receive any Maintenance Grants or any NHS Bursary funding.
You may be eligible for Supplementary Grants such as Parental Learning Allowance (PLA), Adult Dependents Grant (ADG), and Childcare Grant (CCG) and will need to apply for these with your student loan. Again, you should apply to Student Finance Wales.
You will therefore need to pay £3,465 in the 1st year so must think carefully about how you will fund this.
Funding regimes for those students who obtained their previous degree outside of the UK may differ. Please contact the Money@CampusLife team for more information.
Years 2, 3 and 4
£3,465 of the £9,000 tuition fees is paid by the NHS Bursary Scheme. Students will again be eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan to fund the £5,535 short fall in tuition fees not funded via the NHS Bursary.
Students are also able to access a reduced rate non-means tested Maintenance Loan of £3,392 from their Funding Provider.
NHS Funding is also available in the form of a means-tested NHS bursary (based on household income) and a non-means tested NHS grant of £1,000.
If you are eligible for supplementary grants (PLA, ADG or CCG) these will be made available through the NHS and not Student Finance Wales (as in the First Year).
For up to date information and entitlement amounts, as well as the online application we would recommend that you visit the NHS Student Bursary website.