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Here is my situation which I really need clarified ASAP.

I have been to uni and will soon finished a 4th year of undergrad masters.

My aim is to go on and do a Graduate Entry Medicine Course.
The situation of student finance and GEM courses is unique from my understanding of things:
The situation as I understand is I can take out a loan to cover 2/3rds of tuition fees and I think also a maintenance loan.

I was lucky enough to be in the position where I didn't need to take out a tuition nor maintenance loan of any kind from student finance to fund my undergraduate masters.

Because I did not take out a loan of any kind for my undergraduate studies can I take out a full tuition loan (+maintenance loan?) for a Graduate Entry Medical Course?

Here is where an extra level of confusion needs clearing up:
As we now have postgraduate loans would THAT cover Graduate Entry Medical Courses as Graduate Entry Courses are technically postgraduate... yet they aren't... because you are studying an accelerated undergraduate course??

I really need this situation clarified very soon as planning my finances is incredibly important and there is nothing ANYWHERE that helps explain the situation.
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Hi,

The situation is this: in the first year you'll receive a means tested maintenance loan and a tuition fee loan of up to £5535, you'll have to find the other £3465 in fees yourself. In years 2-4 you'll receive a reduced rate maintenance loan and an NHS bursary plus a tuition fee loan of £5535. In addition, the NHS will also pay the other £3465 of your tuition fees in years 2-4. The fact that you self-funded your first degree will not be considered and as this is technically an undergraduate degree you won't be eligible for any post-graduate funding.


Hope this helps.
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