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Medicine: Education

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether graduate entry medical students will be required to cover the cost of their tuition fees for the first year of study in academic year 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

Tuition fee support is currently not available for year one of a graduate entry medical course and this will remain the case in 2012/13. Graduate entry medical students can apply for a maintenance loan, supplementary grants and disabled students allowances for their first year from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and a reduced level maintenance loan for the duration of their course, but receive no other support. From year two of the course responsibility for providing support is shared with the Department of Health which currently provides support for tuition fees, a means tested NHS bursary and supplementary grants and allowances.

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