Intercalation

An intercalated year can be an enriching addition to your degree and there are different ways that this important year is financially supported.  The support depends upon the stage of your progression and the level of your study during the intercalated year.

FUNDING FOR INTERCALATION AT UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL      

Route 1: Funding undergraduate Intercalation after two years of MBChB or MChD

Funding
SFE   NHS 
MBChB/MChD
1
2
Intercalate
3
4
5

Most undergraduate courses will allow students to intercalate who have completed two years of MBChB and MChD: SFE would fund this intercalation year. 

If you started your Medicine or Dentistry course before 2016 your student funding can include a Tuition Fee Loan, a Maintenance Loan and a Maintenance Grant. 
If you began Medicine or Dentistry course in academic year 2016/17 or after, your student funding would consist of a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan only.

Route 2: Funding undergraduate Intercalation after three years of MBChB or MChD

Funding
SFE   NHS 
MBChB/MChD
1
2
3
Intercalate
4
5

Most undergraduate courses will allow students to intercalate who have completed three years of MBChB or MChD: SFE would fund this intercalation year. 

If you started your Medicine or Dentistry course before 2016 your student funding can include a Tuition Fee Loan, a Maintenance Loan and a Maintenance Grant. 
If you began Medicine or Dentistry course in academic year 2016/17 or after, your student funding would consist of a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan only.

Route 3: Funding undergraduate Intercalation after four years of MBChB

Funding
SFE
NHS
MBChB
1
2
3
4
Intercalate
5

Most undergraduate courses will allow students to intercalate who have completed four years of MBChB.  
English students intercalating after four years of MBChB are now eligible to apply for NHS Bursary funding. 

The NHS will fund this undergraduate intercalated year and students eligible to apply for an NHS Bursary can additionally apply for a non-means tested Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company. The NHS Bursary will consist of a non-means tested Tuition Fee Grant, a non-means tested living costs grant of £1000, and a means-tested monthly living costs grant.

Route 4: Funding undergraduate Intercalation for Bradford Transfer students joining Medicine in Year 1 after three years MBCHB at Leeds

Funding
SLC    NHS 
MBChB

F

Bradford

1

Leeds

2

Leeds

3

Leeds

Intercalation

4

Leeds

5

Leeds


Most undergraduate courses will allow students to intercalate who have completed three years of MBChB.  For students who have undertaken an integral foundation year of Clinical Science at Bradford prior to the MBCHB, intercalating at this point will mean that students will become eligible to apply to the NHS Bursary for funding of the intercalation, and can also apply for a non-means tested Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company.

The NHS Bursary will consist of a non-means tested tuition fee grant, a non-means tested living costs grant of £1000, and a monthly means-tested living costs grant.

Route 5: Funding undergraduate Intercalation for Bradford Transfer students joining Medicine in Year 2 after two years at Bradford

Funding
SLC
NHS
MBChB

F

Bradford

1

Bradford

2

Leeds

3

Leeds

Intercalate

4

Leeds

5

Leeds


For students who have undertaken an integral foundation year and 1st year of Clinical Science at Bradford, intercalating at this point will mean that students will become eligible to apply to the NHS Bursary for funding of the intercalation and can additionally apply for a non-means tested Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company.

The NHS Bursary will consist of a non-means tested tuition fee grant, a non-means tested living costs grant of £1000 and a means tested monthly living costs grant.

Route 6: Funding undergraduate Intercalation for Bradford Transfer students joining Medicine in Year 2 after one year at Bradford

 

Funding
SLC
NHS
MBChB

1

Bradford

2

Leeds

3

Leeds

Intercalate

4

Leeds

5

Leeds

SFE would fund this intercalation year. 

If you commenced your course before 2016 your student funding can include a Tuition Fee Loan, a Maintenance Loan and a Maintenance Grant. 
If you began your course in 2016/17 or after, your student funding would consist of a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan only.

FUNDING FOR INTERCALATION AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL

Route 1: Funding Postgraduate Intercalation after three years of MBChB

Funding
SFE   NHS 
MBChB
1
2
3
Intercalate MA/MSc
4
5
Some Masters courses will allow students who have studied 3 years of the MBCHB to intercalate onto a Masters course.  The Student Loans Company will not fund this with undergraduate funding.  Instead, students must apply for postgraduate funding in the form of a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) from SFE.

 The amount you can get will depend on the year your intercalated course starts.  Please be aware that the PGL will only amount to a contribution towards your costs and will be paid in instalments directly to you rather than the University, so you will need to arrange to pay your own fees. 

 For the Fees charge for your intercalated degree please consult the Leeds University course finder.

Route 2: Funding Postgraduate Intercalation after four years of MBChB

Funding
SFE   NHS 
MBChB
1
2
3
4
Intercalate
MA/MSc
5

Most postgraduate courses will allow students to intercalate who have completed four years of MBChB.   Students who intercalate at this point in their progression will be able to apply for NHS funding.  The NHS will fund this postgraduate intercalated year and can consist of a non-means tested Tuition Fee Grant, a non-means tested living costs Grant of £1k, and a means-tested monthly living costs grant.  

Students eligible to apply for an NHS Bursary when intercalating at postgraduate level can additionally apply for a (non-means tested) Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company upon return to AY5 but not during the postgraduate study year.  

Additionally, students cannot apply for a PGL when receiving financial support from the NHS Bursary.

Route 3: Funding Postgraduate Intercalation after four years of Clinical Science/Medicine training  including a foundation year

Funding
SLC
NHS
MBChB

F

Bradford/Leeds

1

Bradford/Leeds

2

Leeds MBCHB

3

Leeds MBCHB

Intercalate
MA/MSc

4

Leeds

5

Leeds

Students with an integral foundation year will become eligible to apply to the NHS Bursary for funding of the intercalated year at this point. The NHS will fund this postgraduate intercalated year and can consist of a non-means tested tuition fee grant, a non-means tested living costs grant of £1k, and a means tested monthly living costs grant.  

Students eligible to apply for an NHS Bursary when intercalating at postgraduate level can additionally apply for a non-means tested Reduced Rate Maintenance Loan from the Student Loans Company upon return to AY5 but not during the postgraduate study year.  

Additionally, students cannot apply for a PGL when receiving financial support from the NHS Bursary.