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Pharmacology and education

Funding for intercalated degrees

There are a number of funding opportunities to help with costs and support you to intercalate during your Medicine degree.


Intercalated student bursaries

We are pleased to offer two Intercalated Student Bursaries to Medicine students from UK medical schools who wish to undertake an intercalated degree at Hull York Medical School.

More information about the Intercalated Student Bursaries


Student loans and finance

Students wishing to intercalate are also able to apply for financial support via the appropriate undergraduate or postgraduate finance body, depending on your programme of choice.

For students wishing to pursue a Masters level programme, you will need to complete at least three years of your medical programme (if your first degree) to undertake a postgraduate level intercalation. You should be mindful that completing a postgraduate intercalation can make you ineligible for further funding from undergraduate loans funders as you will hold a higher level qualification.

Visit the British Medical Association website for information about student finance for Medical students.


NHS Bursary considerations

Intercalation can contribute to your eligibility for the NHS Bursary. Students become eligible for the NHS Bursary after the completion of four years of study. Intercalating for a Bachelors or Masters level intercalated degree also contributes to eligibility for the NHS Bursary. This typically means that students become eligible for NHS Bursary support from your fifth year of study (ie. year 4 of your MBBS). The NHS Bursary may also be used to support an intercalated degree if you have completed 4 years of a medical programme.

The application process typically opens early March and applications are made directly to the NHS Business Services Authority via their application portal.

The deadline for applying for the bursary is typically in the May of the preceding academic year. Submissions after the deadline may result in a delay of any funding.

For more information about the bursary, application deadlines and how to apply, please visit the NHS Business Authority website.

Our Universities

University of Hull and University of York

Our parent universities also have details of further funding opportunities.

Please visit the University of Hull - Next step and the University of York - Postgraduate taught funding for details.