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Are you studying medicine and thinking about intercalating and funding?

Are you studying Medicine and planning to intercalate? Gareth Davies, Student Support Officer, explains how and where to apply for funding …

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If the intercalating year is the 4th year of your course

You need to apply to Student Finance for your funding as in previous years. If there are no changes in your circumstances or income your funding should be similar to previous years although if you receive income assessed funding you will receive a bit less because you are unlikely to have extra study weeks for the intercalating year.

When you apply to Student Finance you need to do so as a ’continuing student’ and state in your online application that you will be in Year 4 of Medicine. Don’t state that you will be in year 3 of the intercalating degree scheme as this will confuse Student Finance. Student Records, Cardiff University will confirm with Student Finance that you are intercalating and therefore extending your course. You should be NHS funded for the remaining years of your course after the intercalating year.

 

If the intercalating year is the 5th year or 6th year of your course

You need to apply for NHS funding via one of the following based on where you were living prior to starting your course.

 

Students living in Wales prior to the start of the course           

NHS (Wales) Student Awards Service – you can apply online – go to ‘New Students’ on the NHS Student Awards Service website

 

Students living in England prior to the start of the course         

NHS Business Services Authority  – you can apply online – go to ‘New Students’ on the NHS BSA website

 

Students living in Scotland prior to the course

go to www.saas.org.uk

 

Students living in Northern Ireland prior to the course

go to www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

 

5 Year Degree – with intercalated year after Year 3

Year 1 Medicine Student Finance Year 2 Medicine Student Finance Year 3 Medicine Student Finance Intercalated Year Student Finance Year 4 Medicine NHS Funded Year 5 Medicine NHS Funded

  

5 Year Degree – with intercalated year after Year 4

Year 1 Medicine Student Finance Year 2 Medicine Student Finance Year 3 Medicine Student Finance Year 4 Medicine Student Finance Intercalated Year NHS Funded Year 5 Medicine NHS Funded

 

5 Year Degree with Pre Lim year & Intercalated year

Pre Lim Year Student Finance Year 1 Medicine Student Finance Year 2 Medicine Student Finance Year 3 Medicine Student Finance Intercalated Year NHS Funded   Year 4 Medicine NHS Funded Year 5 Medicine NHS Funded

 

OR

 

Pre Lim Year Student Finance Year 1 Medicine Student Finance Year 2 Medicine Student Finance Year 3 Medicine Student Finance Year 4 Medicine NHS Funded Intercalated Year NHS Funded Year 5 Medicine NHS Funded

 

 

Information about NHS funding

The Support Services pages of the Intranet have information about NHS funding for current Medical students

 

 

If you have any queries about applying for funding for an intercalating year contact the Advice & Money Team

Email: adviceandmoney@cardiff.ac.uk

Heath campus, Student Support Centre, 2nd Floor Cardigan House.  Telephone: (029) 2074 2070.

Cathays campus, Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place. Telephone: (029) 2087 4844.

 

 

Best wishes

Gareth

Advice and Money Team

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