Depending on the medical school, the tuition fee for an international student is approximately £38,000. Aspiring students are expected to be aware of the cost to enable proper budgeting.
Generally, the cost of, courses, tuition fees, textbooks, lab. equipment, accommodation, food and travel, etc ought to be considered.
All of these appear overwhelming for an international student and since the aim is not to get you discouraged, we have made a list of 20 medical schools in the UK that are academically excellent, provide free tuition, and equally graduate her students free from debts.
There are several scholarships and bursaries offered to students in need of financial support by some medical schools in the UK. Financial supports could come from the UK’s health service or the NHS to eligible students on an approved course(s)
Below are the ways these financial supports come in:
- Maintenance loan
- NHS bursary
- Professional studies loan
- Tuition fees
- Private scholarships and bursaries.
Having a parent or spouse in Scotland who has a minimum of 3 years to live and work there before you kick off your degree course, or rather claim the benefits of unemployment for a minimum of 3 years makes you eligible to study medicine in any university of your choice in the UK.
20 UNIVERSITIES WITH FREE/AFFORDABLE TUITION FEES IN UK
- Leeds Trinity University.
- The University of Bristol.
- London Metropolitan University.
- York St John University.
- King’s College London.
- Staffordshire University.
- Buckinghamshire New University.
- The University of Bedfordshire.
- The University of Manchester.
- The University of Dundee.
- Coventry University.
- The University of Cumbria.
- University College Birmingham.
- The University of Birmingham.
- University Campus Suffolk.
- Harper Adams University College.
- Bucks New University.
- The University of Aberdeen.
- Swansea University Medical School.
- Teesside University.
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
Students in English universities like the UK and EU are expected to pay an approximate amount of £9,250 ( ̴US$13,050) annually. According to the Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees, there are variations in the tuition fee of an international medical student ranging from £10,000 (~US$14,130) to £38,000 (~US$53,700), this is the reason most medical graduates are burdened with huge loans eventually says the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Some free/cheap tuition-paying schools in the UK include;
NHS Students Bursaries: This is an outstanding funding body for medical students in the UK offering them grants annually. Qualification varies but the grants are specifically for England residents.
Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine: In this college, scholarships are provided for medical MBBS or BSc students.
The Queen Mary University of London, John Abernethy (Barts) Scholarship for medicine: This is a Need-based scholarship for students under medical (MBBS) and dental programs (BDS).
This medical scholarship is open to both International and British students and to promote academic excellence, an awarded student continues to benefit from this scholarship for the next 5 years.
King’s College London Global Health & Social Medicine: This is open to international students interested in acquiring a BA/BSc in Global Health and Social Medicine at their university.
TEG (Tropical Epidemiology Group) Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics for African students: This scholarship allows a Master’s student from sub-Saharan Africa to obtain an MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the funds are provided by Medical Research Council in the UK.
University of Edinburgh/Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: This offers scholarships for a part-time online distance learning course to obtain an MSc in Internal Medicine for a duration of three years.
University of Central Lancashire MBBS Scholarships: This opportunity is for UK students from the North West of England aspiring to obtain an MBBS degree.
Hull York International Medical College Scholarship: This is a scholarship offered based on merit and financial need to International students studying medicine and surgery.
University of Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Bursary: This scholarship funds medical students within the EU.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAMS
Global Scholarship of Excellence: This is a one-year scholarship for a postgraduate master’s program in medical and dental sciences and costs £2,000.
International Pharmacy Scholarship: Provided the result of the student is outstanding, The University of Birmingham offers £ 3,000 to five international students which are supposedly enough to take care of their tuition fees for the five years of study.
British Government Scholarship Program: This offers a worldwide government scholarship to study medicine and surgery in different disciplines and then pharmacy in Britain.
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