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    Note: I realise that there are multiple threads on the web dedicated to this topic, but all I have managed to find so far is contradictory advice (and also there are some circumstantial differences between my case and those that I have read).

    I am in the second year of a three-year BSc Neuroscience program at University College London (UCL). I am also a scholarship student, so whilst I have a maintenance loan and maintenance grant, my tuition fees are paid for by the University and I do not have nor need a tuition fee loan.

    The dilemma is this: whilst enrolled at UCL, my interest in Medicine has grown significantly and I am now at the stage where I want to commit myself to this profession. However, I am in no position to pay the fees which, as we all know, are now in excess of £9k per year.

    I have two questions:
    (I) Am I eligible for a tuition fee/maintenance loan/maintenance grant on the undergraduate Medicine course?
    (II) Am I eligible for a tuition fee/maintenance loan/maintenance grant on the graduate Medicine course?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Perikaryon)
    Note: I realise that there are multiple threads on the web dedicated to this topic, but all I have managed to find so far is contradictory advice (and also there are some circumstantial differences between my case and those that I have read).

    I am in the second year of a three-year BSc Neuroscience program at University College London (UCL). I am also a scholarship student, so whilst I have a maintenance loan and maintenance grant, my tuition fees are paid for by the University and I do not have or need a student loan.

    The dilemma is this: whilst enrolled at UCL, my interest in Medicine has grown significantly and I am now at the stage where I want to commit myself to this profession. However, I am in no position to pay the fees which, as we all know, are now in excess of £9k per year.

    I have two questions:
    (I) Am I eligible for a student loan on the undergraduate Medicine course?
    (II) Am I eligible for a student loan on the graduate Medicine course?

    Many thanks in advance.
    You already have a 'student loan' - the Maintenance Loan. I believe that medicine is one of the 'exceptions' to the ELQ rules. Which means that you can do a degree, and then do a degree in medicine / nursing / dentistry.
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    http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/elqs

    There's a box on the right hand which confirms what Knalchemist said above.

    The funding for medicine is a bit different I believe. But that may only be for the final years.

    Edit: some information here about funding.
 
 
 
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