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The 21 Training Medical Scholarship will provide one scholarship of £24,000 paid in four instalments of £6,000 for each year of the four-year degree programme.

Students from Northern Ireland who are applying for our Graduate Entry Medicine programme, starting in August 2022, are eligible to apply.  Scholarship funding to be used towards tuition fee.


Key Dates

  • 15 April 2022 -  Applications open (2022 entry offer-holders will receive a link to apply directly to their inbox)
  • 26 May 2022 -  Applications close
  • 02 June 2022 -  Panel reviews applications and decisions made
  • 06 June 2022 - Successful candidates informed
  • 08 June 2022 - Candidates confirm acceptance of scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • hold Northern Ireland residency status
  • hold an offer for the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme starting in August 2022 and have met the academic entry criteria
  • be eligible for Northern Ireland tuition fee status at Ulster University
  • have an annual household income of £27,434 or less based on the median annual earnings (Oct. 2019)

Essential Criteria

  • You hold an offer for the UU MBBS course

    You meet this criterion if you hold a Conditional Firm (CF) offer for the MBBS course starting in August 2022.

    You do not need to submit evidence, the School of Medicine will confirm you meet this criterion.

  • You are eligible for Northern Ireland 

    You meet this criterion if:

    • you are eligible for NI fee status

    You do not need to submit evidence, the School of Medicine will confirm you meet this criterion

  • A resident of Northern Ireland

    You meet this criterion if, at the start of the MBBS programme in August 2022, you:

    • hold Northern Ireland (NI) residency status

    Proof of address

    You can provide evidence of your home address by providing a letter that includes your name and address such as:

    • utility bill
    • bank statement
    • rent/mortgage statement
    • driving licence
    • payslip
    • NHS card
    • benefits letter.

    If you have settled status, please also provide evidence of this and further details.

  • You experience financial barriers or have a low household income at the point of entry to the course

    You meet this criterion if, at the point of entry to the MBBS course in August 2022, your household income is:

    Evidence of income

    Please provide details of your current income and how you anticipate it will change when you commence the course.
    Where possible you should provide household income should be evidenced by providing the following.

    NI applicants

    NI applications must provide evidence of:

    • a P60 for the tax year 2021-22
    • a photocopy of a recent (within last 3 months) payslip
    • a recent income support document e.g. evidence that
    • receipt of Income Support or Working Tax Credits, or another benefits document.
    • a photocopy or screenshot of your wage slip which will confirm the level of pay and number of hours worked.

    ROI applicants

    ROI applicants should provide equivalent documentation.

Additional Criteria

Additional consideration will be given to those who meet any of the following criteria: