Funding your degree

My finances

Learning how to manage your money at university is part and parcel of the experience. At KMMS, we are happy to offer help and advice on how to pay your fees, access financial support and even work out your budget.

Fees

The annual tuition fees for UK students starting the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery undergraduate medical degree in 2020 have not yet been set by Government.  As a guide only the full-time tuition fee for new and returning UK undergraduate courses for 2019/20 is £9,250. Where permitted by law or Government policy in the second or subsequent years of your course we reserve the right to increase tuition fees to the maximum permitted level.

The annual tuition fees for EU students starting the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery undergraduate medical degree in 2020 have not yet been set by Government.

International students

The tuition fee for international students for the academic year 2020/21 has been set at £45,000. For continuing students fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*

Fees and the financial support available differs for international students.

Kent and Medway Medical School Financial Support Package

KMMS has a generous financial support package for eligible students starting their studies in 2020. The eligibility criteria is still subject to final approval but, to give you a guide, you can refer to the eligibility criteria for the University of Kent’s financial support package.

If consent is given by you and any sponsor(s), Kent and Medway Medical School is allowed access to data by Student Finance England. This enables us to determine whether you are eligible for the financial support package. The Kent and Medway Medical School financial support package does not have to be repaid.

Other financial support

To assist new full-time UK students studying for their first degree a range of financial support is provided by the UK Government:

  • You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees, which you only start to pay back when you have graduated and are earning over a certain threshold (currently £25,725 if a resident in England or Wales, £18,935 if a resident in Northern Ireland or Scotland. Based on 2019/20 figures.)
  • If you are a UK Home student, you can apply for means-tested Maintenance Loan to help towards living costs such as food and rent.
  • While both Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans are available, these will need to be repaid.
  • Graduates are only potentially eligible for maintenance loans from SFE for the first three years and not a tuition fee loan
  • If you are a parent or carer, other financial support is also available, including a Parent’s Learning Allowance and a Childcare Grant.

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. The Government is currently conducting a review into post-18 education and funding, which will be concluded in 2019. We cannot indicate what our tuition fees for 2020/21 will be until the outcome of the review is announced. As a guide only full-time tuition fees for Home and EU undergraduates for 2019/20 entry are £9,250. EU students may be eligible for similar support to UK students, but there may be different support depending on your circumstances. Funding has not yet been agreed for EU students entering university in the UK in 2020.

For more details of student finances loans.

NHS Bursary

From the fifth year of study, you may be eligible for an NHS Bursary, in place of government funding. This may include:

  • Support with tuition fees
  • Grants towards living costs
  • Additional help, depending on your circumstances (e.g. Dependants’ Allowance).

For further information on bursaries

Download our fees and funding leaflet.

* Subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council’s quality assurance programme.

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

The DSA is a UK government support fund for eligible students with physical and mental disabilities, including dyslexia and dyspraxia. You may be entitled to apply to this fund to help you with your studies if you are a home student.

The funding provided by the DSA can help pay for extra essential costs you may incur as a direct result of your disability. These could range from sign language interpreters and dyslexia tutor sessions, to computer equipment and assistive software.

Our Student Support Team can advise and help you apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

 

*Where fees are regulated (such as by the Department for Education or Research Council UK) permitted increases are normally inflationary and the University therefore reserves the right to increase tuition fees by inflation (RPI excluding mortgage interest payments) as permitted by law or Government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. If we intend to exercise this right to increase tuition fees, we will let you know by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which we intend to exercise that right.

Disclaimer. This information is for indicative guidance only. Final details of our policies and practices are still being discussed and approved, subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council’s quality assurance programme. Final details will be published on this website by 1 September 2019.