Sponsorship - funding your elective

You may be fortunate enough to be able to fund yourself. Or, like many students, you may need extra financial support. You could also consider the following sources:

  • TEN funding database
  • BMA funding database
  • prizes and endowments offered by your school or other sources
  • bank loans
  • charities (especially educational and medical)
  • churches and religious groups
  • medical royal colleges
  • commercial organisations.

Check for other sources of funding here.

If you're applying for a loan or a grant, do the basic checks first. Find out if your application meets their published criteria, identify the department or individual who will respond to your request and check any supporting documentation you may need to provide with your application. Remember to note the criteria on which grants are made. You may be asked to present a detailed report or give a presentation and this needs to be planned along with other elective tasks.

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This guidance was correct at publication . It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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