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    This has to be a joke, one who has a degree cannot get funding (student finance) for medicine/dentistry :mad:, come on someone on here must have got it, so how did you go about it? even if one puts down the current degree one hold is not equivalent or doesn't put anything down; i was told they can check on there system which gives them information for the whole world who has what degree, all i want is the loans nothing else, so please help as just maintenance loan is not going to cover £9k for fees.

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    (Original post by sexydude)
    This has to be a joke, one who has a degree cannot get funding (student finance) for medicine/dentistry :mad:, come on someone on here must have got it, so how did you go about it? even if one puts down the current degree one hold is not equivalent or doesn't put anything down; i was told they can check on there system which gives them information for the whole world who has what degree, all i want is the loans nothing else, so please help as just maintenance loan is not going to cover £9k for fees.

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    The NHS bursary will cover your tuition fees.
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    (Original post by sexydude)
    This has to be a joke, one who has a degree cannot get funding (student finance) for medicine/dentistry :mad:,
    According to the NHS's page on funding for medical degrees, you can only get a maintenance loan for the first four years - no tuition fees or grants:

    However, the arrangements for graduate medical students on a five year course are different. In the first four years of the course, they would not be eligible to receive a loan for tuition fees or a maintenance grant regardless of whether or not they have previously received funding. However, students may be able to apply for a full, income based, maintenance loan from Student Finance England. From year five of the training, graduate medical students receive the same support as undergraduate medical students (see above).
    You can only get Student Finance maintenance and tuition fees loans for the first four years, if you don't have a degree when you start.

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore...s-in-medicine/
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    Unfortunately it is true for the normal 5 year medical degree. Under the ELQ rules if you already have a degree you are not eligible for funding for the normal 5 year medicine course.

    If you choose the accelerated 4 year graduate entry medical course, some funding may be available to you, but you will have to pay £3,465 (applicable for September 2013 entry) in year one, from years 2-4, an NHS busary will apply for the first £3,465. But you have to fund the gap between, your contribution or the busary and the tutition fee. Student finance is available if you qualify, to fund the gap.

    If you haven't already had a look, read http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...cine_-_a_guide and http://bma.org.uk/working-for-change...fees-agreement

    If you are not eligible for student finance then and you can't self fund, then saving up is the only route. Professional Career Development Loans are not sufficient to fund the gap since fees went up to 9k and they only cover courses lasting a maximum of 24 months.

    Since the introduction of ELQ and the increase in tuition fees, doing a second degree has be become financially unaffordable for most. Unless you are studying for a subject that is really exempt from ELQ which medicine is not.

    You also may be better off posting in http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=684

    It may also may be necessary to appeal if you think you should be eligible for student finance, but the online system says no.

    In another thread OP you mentioned that you gained your first degree in Canada. Since the introduction of student loans in the UK, each year has brought more restrictions on who and what is eligible for funding. But ELQ, introduce in 2009 made things worse. The banks that used offer loans for law and medical studies withdrew from the market and the financial crisis meant no new private providers have entered the market. So you are left with a situation that unless you can self fund and you are based in England the student loan market is limited to SFE. Most of the busaries and grants are only available to students eligible for student finance, so catch 22.
 
 
 
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