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MBBS Scholarships

The University of Central Lancashire, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are offering four MBBS scholarships for UK students from the North West of England, particularly from backgrounds that are under-represented at university.

Key Facts

Type of award: Scholarship
Value: Tuition fee (see below)

Regional Scholarships for East Lancashire and West Cumbria

Mackenzie Scholarship - offered to applicants from East Lancashire.
Jointly funded by the University and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Kate Granger Scholarship - offered to applicants from Cumbria, particularly Copeland or Allerdale.
Jointly funded by the University and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

These two scholarships cover all tuition fees for the duration of the five year programme and clinical placement costs in the respective Trusts; plus a bursary for subsistence which will be equal to the maximum amount of subsistence allowance that you would be entitled to if you were to borrow from the Student Loans Company. The latter will be means tested as part of the University’s MBBS UK Scholarship application process.

Scholarships for Widening Participation Students

Livesey Scholarships – offered to two students who successfully complete the Pathways to Medicine Programme.

The Pathways to Medicine programme has been developed for students from the North West of England who are from backgrounds that are under-represented at universities. It provides advice, skills and support to strengthen your application to medicine and related professional healthcare courses.

The scholarships will cover all tuition fees for the duration of the five year course.

Through all these scholarships, the University and Trusts aim:

  • To support local, disadvantaged students in their application to medicine.
  • To support those whose circumstances mean they are unlikely to study medicine despite being academically capable.
  • To attract local doctors to NHS employment in the region.


Dr Kate Granger Scholarship: be resident in Copeland or Allerdale. If no successful applicant from Copeland or Allerdale is eligible then students from the wider Cumbria region will be considered.

Mackenzie Scholarship: be resident in one of the following areas; Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Accrington, Burnley, Pendle, the Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

Livesey Scholarships: successfully completed the Pathways to Medicine programme.

For all scholarships: have met or are expected to meet the MBBS entry requirements.

We particularly welcome applications from:

  • Members of disadvantaged groups (including care leavers, estranged students, young adult carers)
  • Low income families
  • First generation higher education participants

How to Apply

You should apply for MBBS via the UCAS system. No additional scholarship application is required.

As part of the awarding of each scholarship, all applicants will be invited to complete a widening participation form.

Each applicant who is shortlisted for interview will take part in the same competitive selection process outlined in these documents. In the awarding of the MBBS scholarships preference will be given to successful applications from a widening participation background.

The final offer of an MBBS scholarship is based on ranking after interview and additional weighting.

Important notes

Recipients of the Mackenzie and Dr Kate Granger Scholarships will not be eligible to apply for tuition fee or student maintenance support loans from the Student Loans Company. Any applications which do not meet the stated criteria will be rejected. If it transpires that any information provided on the form is falsified this will result in removal from the process. The decision of the panel is final and there is no appeals process. We can only take enquiries from the applicant themselves and not from a parent, guardian, carer or friend. This support will be provided to the student on an annual basis for the duration of the scholarship period.

Student Criteria

This scholarship / bursary is available to the following :

Eligible study levels


Eligible countries

United Kingdom (UK)