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Who is this advice guide for?

Who is this advice guide for?

It is for full-time Home students who normally live in England (England domiciled), and for European students studying on the:

  • MBBS (as 1st or 2nd degree)
  • BDS
  • Graduate Entry Programme

If you have transferred to the MBBS at Queen Mary University of London as part of the special arrangements for Oxbridge or St Andrew’s students, or you are studying on the Maxillofacial Surgery programme, or on the BSc Oral Health/ HE Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, you can find detailed guidance about your funding entitlements here.

The information in this advice guide explains the Student Finance or NHS funding you are eligible for if you started your course between 2012 and 2020. If you started your course before 2012 the information in this advice guide still broadly applies to you but the amounts of Student Finance or NHS bursary you receive, and the financial income thresholds that apply, may vary. Please contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service if you have questions about your entitlement.


Boxes like this have important extra information for European Union students only. UK students can ignore these boxes.

How can this advice guide help?

As a medical or dental student, your funding will come from many different sources and will vary depending on:

  • when you started your programme
  • which year of your programme you are in
  • which programme you are studying and
  • whether you already have a degree

This advice guide will help you to understand where your funding will come from and what amounts you might be entitled to. It includes information about Student Finance and NHS funding, as well as potential additional sources of funding from Queen Mary, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, charitable funding, and other sources. You can also read the webpages on budgeting, to help you plan your finances and get the best value for your money.

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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