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You’re eligible for the Cambridge Bursary for the duration of your course if you are a:


  • clinical medical student receiving the NHS Bursary
  • clinical medical student receiving a government maintenance grant
  • veterinary medicine student, including affiliated students
  • Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine student


From the academic year 2023/24 Medicine and Veterinary Medicine students in years 4, 5 and 6, and Graduate Course in Medicine students in years 2, 3 and 4 are eligible for an enhanced bursary, based on parental income, unless you are classed as independent by your regional funding body.


 


Students from England


To be considered for a Cambridge Bursary if you receive an NHS Bursary (usually students in their fifth and sixth years) you must request means-testing by your regional Student Finance body.


Submit the following to them:



The bursary will be based on household income amount, with no deduction for the NHS Bursary.


 


Students from Wales


To be considered for a Cambridge Bursary if you receive an NHS Bursary (usually students in their fifth and sixth years) you must request means-testing by your regional Student Finance body.


Submit the following to them:



The bursary will be based on household income amount, with no deduction for the NHS Bursary.


 


Students from Scotland


As a Scottish medical student, you do not receive an NHS bursary and are assessed in the normal way by Student Awards Agency for Scotland throughout your course. You need to reapply for financial assistance each year.


More information for Scottish students


 


Students from Northern Ireland


You must contact your College to arrange for your financial information to be obtained from your Education Authority. We cannot do this automatically.


 


EU medical students


When completing your clinical years follow the process for continuing EU students, by renewing your application for a tuition fee loan through your regional Student Finance body each year.


 


Cambridge Graduate Course In Medicine students


You are eligible for the Cambridge Bursary for every year of your course, even though this is not your first degree. The same eligibility applies to you as to undergraduates taking their first degree.


If your regional Student Finance body is assessing your household income, not the NHS, you’ll automatically be assessed for a Cambridge Bursary. In your clinical years, follow the instructions for clinical medical students.


 


Affiliated students


If you are studying Medicine or Veterinary Medicine through the affiliated route you are eligible for the Cambridge Bursary for all years of your course, in the same way as other medical students. The level of bursary is based on assessment of either your own income or your parents' income depending on whether or not you are considered independent by your regional funding body. In your clinical years, follow the instructions for clinical medical students.