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Hi there, I am Mithilesh, final year medical graduate fro Ukraine. I want to pursue my postgraduation in UK. So I want to whether there is any tuition fee for the foundation years 1and 2 as it is not clearly mentioned anywhere and as I will be an international student will I get any stipend during the foundation years.
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(Original post by Mithil bharadwaj)
Hi there, I am Mithilesh, final year medical graduate fro Ukraine. I want to pursue my postgraduation in UK. So I want to whether there is any tuition fee for the foundation years 1and 2 as it is not clearly mentioned anywhere and as I will be an international student will I get any stipend during the foundation years.
Thank you and waiting for your reply...
In foundation years 1 and 2 you will be working as a doctor. Therefore you will be paid a salary according to the pay scales found here.

There are no tuition fees to pay.
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Thank you for your reply. I want to know whether there is any website for preparation or testing. And I also want to know which material should I prepare well for PLAB 1. Should we pay any fee during core training and speciality training.
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For books and etc you can attend to Facebook PLAB groups or pages
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(Original post by Mithil bharadwaj)
Thank you for your reply. I want to know whether there is any website for preparation or testing. And I also want to know which material should I prepare well for PLAB 1. Should we pay any fee during core training and speciality training.
For core and specialty training, you pay approx £300/year as a portfolio fee and £400/year as college fee.
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For core and specialty training, you pay approx £300/year as a portfolio fee and £400/year as college fee.
Thank you for the reply. Also I heard that IMG's should pay around 30000 pounds for postgraduation. So at what time we should pay that fee.
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(Original post by Mithil bharadwaj)
Thank you for the reply. Also I heard that IMG's should pay around 30000 pounds for postgraduation. So at what time we should pay that fee.
There is no need to pay anything on top of what Becca-Sarah has mentioned - GMC and MPS / MDU (medical defence) are compulsory for all junior (and senior!) doctors. Nothing else is (except post-grad exams but that's "only" a few hundred £ and everybody including UK doctors need to pass them).

Nothing will cost you £30000 on top of what UK doctors pay. You will need to pay for the PLAB (and visa fees?) and that's it.

In fact you will be paid around £30000 per year for FY1 (probably slightly more).
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(Original post by Mithil bharadwaj)
Thank you for the reply. Also I heard that IMG's should pay around 30000 pounds for postgraduation. So at what time we should pay that fee.
I wonder if you are confusing postgraduate medical training, with postgrad university degrees such as MSc (or even with the degree "graduate entry medicine", which is in fact an undergraduate level degree for those who already have an undergraduate degree in a subject that is not medicine, but who wish to train as a doctor). It is very different. Postgrad medical specialty training is not a university degree / diploma. You don't receive a qualification, per se. It is training that you do "on the job" whilst you are working as a doctor. During this time you must study for exams for membership to a royal college, variable depending on the specialty that you wish to pursue. Everyone, with UK graduate or IMG, must pay to sit these exams - but there is no tuition fee, as there is not exactly tuition - it is mostly self study. Then as mentioned above, there is a yearly portfolio fee / college membership fee. At the end of your training, you are entitled to entry on the GMC's specialist register for your specialty. If you wish to do an MSc or an MD / PhD, these are different (and are not an alternative to specialty training, but some people have them in addition to specialty training, especially for competitive specialties) - and these degrees will attract significant fees as an international student.

So to reiterate, for postgraduate medical training in a specialty, there is no tuition fee. There are some annual fees as above that are the same for everyone, whether Uk or international. And everyone receives a salary, as you will be employed as a doctor.
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I wonder if you are confusing postgraduate medical training, with postgrad university degrees such as MSc (or even with the degree "graduate entry medicine", which is in fact an undergraduate level degree for those who already have an undergraduate degree in a subject that is not medicine, but who wish to train as a doctor). It is very different. Postgrad medical specialty training is not a university degree / diploma. You don't receive a qualification, per se. It is training that you do "on the job" whilst you are working as a doctor. During this time you must study for exams for membership to a royal college, variable depending on the specialty that you wish to pursue. Everyone, with UK graduate or IMG, must pay to sit these exams - but there is no tuition fee, as there is not exactly tuition - it is mostly self study. Then as mentioned above, there is a yearly portfolio fee / college membership fee. At the end of your training, you are entitled to entry on the GMC's specialist register for your specialty. If you wish to do an MSc or an MD / PhD, these are different (and are not an alternative to specialty training, but some people have them in addition to specialty training, especially for competitive specialties) - and these degrees will attract significant fees as an international student.

So to reiterate, for postgraduate medical training in a specialty, there is no tuition fee. There are some annual fees as above that are the same for everyone, whether Uk or international. And everyone receives a salary, as you will be employed as a doctor
Thank you very much for your answer.
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