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Queen Mary and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry bursaries

Queen Mary offers student bursaries to help with the costs of higher education. 

These bursaries are aimed at students from lower income households.

The amount of the bursary you receive each year will depend on your household income which is assessed during your application for UK Government Financial Support.

Please note that all international students and those EU nationals who are only eligible for a tuition fee loan will not be eligible for a Queen Mary bursary.

Find out if you are eligible

Queen Mary and Westfield Alumni student bursaries

We offer two annual student bursaries of £3,000-£1,000 for each of the three years, to eligible students who have received their secondary education in the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney or the City of London.

Further details and eligibility criteria

Barts and The London Alumni Association student bursary

The Geoffrey Flavell Student Bursary of £2,000 over three years is awarded annually to one eligible student studying for an MB BS medical qualification. The award provides £1,000 in the first year and two subsequent instalments of £500 each.

For full details, including eligibility criteria, please visit our website at:

Aldgate and Allhallows foundation scholarships

The Aldgate and Allhallows foundation provides scholarships over the duration of the course to undergraduate entrants who are permanent residents of either the City of London or the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Candidates must also meet other specific eligibility criteria regarding age and means of support.

The Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Trust student bursaries

Visit QMUL College website for more information about the John Abernethy, Dean Rees and Dame Margaret Seward scholarships.

The John Abernethy (Barts) Scholarships for Medicine

The John Abernethy Scholarship, The Dean Rees Scholarship and The Dame Margaret Seward Scholarship.

To encourage applications from students in financial hardship who would benefit from the MB BS or BDS programme, the trustees of St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College Trust are pleased to offer these new Scholarships to two new medical students and one new dental student each year.

The undergraduate scholarships are worth £5,000 for each of the five years of the course – subject to the holders’ satisfactory progress each year – and are named after:

  • John Abernethy, founder of the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, who lived between 1764 and 1831
  • Dean Rees, emeritus Professor of Chemical Endocrinology and Consultant Physician, and the first female Dean of the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, who led the College to its successful merger as part of Queen Mary University of London in 1995
  • Dame Margaret Seward, the first woman to be elected to the General Dental Council, serving as President from 1994-99. She was appointed Chief Dental Officer in 2000

The scholarships have been designed to assist students who, despite exceptional academic ability and their aptitude for a medical or dental career, might not be able to undertake the course for financial reasons.

All students who enrol in the School of Medicine and Dentistry are considered for the Scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of their household income (which is reviewed annually) and the attainment of at least three grade A A-levels taken in the same sitting. Students’ performance in their Fundamentals of Medicine/ Dentistry module (at the end of their first term) will also be a major criterion.

You do not have to apply formally to be considered for one of these prestigious Scholarships

Instead, the School of Medicine and Dentistry will receive the relevant financial and academic information after you have enrolled and, depending on the Fundamentals of Medicine/ Dentistry results, will recommend the three best students, two from medicine and one from dentistry who also meet the financial requirements to the Trustees for their approval.  Additionally, the School will report annually to the Trustees on the Scholarship holders’ academic performance.

The Barts and London Scholarship

The Trust awards a single scholarship to a student from East London, to the value of £15,000 per annum. Nomination of the scholar is by the SMD.

The Edith Cavell and Samuel Gee intercalated scholarships

The Trust also awards two intercalated degree bursaries in health and social care awarded annually with a value of £5,000 each. Again, nomination is by the SMD.

The Dean’s Benevolence Fund Transition Loan scheme

The Trust has donated a substantial grant to support the Dean’s Benevolence Transition Loan scheme.  This interest-free loan is to help medical and dental students who are unable to cover their basic living costs between the end of their qualifying course, and their first salary payment from their FY1 job. 

More information about sources of financial support for our students is available on our Student Support web site.


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