In the first, second, third or fourth year of your studies (unless you are a graduate-entry student, in which case it will be the first year only), you will be funded by the standard student support package that is available from the government. Depending on the length of your term dates, you may be eligible for an extended amount of Maintenance Loan.
If you are not a graduate entry student, but you intend to study Medicine or Dentistry as a second degree, then (if you are English) you will only receive a maintenance loan in your first four years of study and will be expected to pay the tuition fees yourself. In your 5th year onwards, funding will switch to the NHS, who will support both your fees and living costs through their normal bursary scheme. Different rules apply for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland - please contact us for advice.