Thank you for your contribution to my final year of study. I have recently passed my medicine finals and I am a newly qualified doctor. Due to your gift, I was able to focus on my studies and achieve my potential.

Further Education​


If you have a degree level qualification or the equivalent level qualification (level 6 on the education framework), you may apply for a grant to help with your further education.  For us to consider your application, you must fulfil the following essential criteria:

  1. You must already have completed at least one term on the course for which you are applying to us for financial assistance
  2. You must already have some funding in place. We will only consider helping you if your planned funding has broken down due to circumstances beyond your control after your course has started.

You must also fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Are aged over 18 years
  2. Are resident in the UK
  3. Have already applied to your own occupational fund for assistance (if applicable), and be able to demonstrate evidence of this
  4. Have less than £6,000 in savings if you are under pension credit age and less than £10,000 if over pension credit age.
  5. Have claimed, or are in the process of claiming, all benefits to which you are entitled.

How we help:​

We may be able to help students with small grants, usually between £300 and £500.  We can contribute towards:

  • Course fees
  • other related course expenses such as stationery, text books, production of thesis
  • course travel expenses in some circumstances, for example work or research placements
  • general living expenses

We advise students to seek additional funding from other sources.


We do not help with:

Unfortunately we are unable to help with the following:

  • student sponsorships
  • study abroad
  • ordination courses
  • intercalated years or medical elective periods

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and would like to apply for a grant, please complete an application form

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