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Sir William Wells Scholarship 2022-23

The Sir William Wells Scholarship is awarded to students on the Extended Medical Degree Programme (6YR) who experience financial hardship. 


What is the Sir William Wells Scholarship?

This award is named after Sir William Wells, a former chairman of the NHS Appointments Commission and commercial advisory board to the Department of Health.

Sir William’s contribution to the NHS governance system we have today, with the pivotal focus on accountable local NHS boards, underpinned the entire NHS reforms of the Blair and Brown governments that delivered a step-change in the quality and performance of the health system in England.

Bursaries are worth £26,000 each in total, and will be paid as over the six years of your course, as follows:

  • Year 1 - £3,000

  • Year 2 - £3,000

  • Year 3 - £5,000

  • Year 4 - £5,000

  • Year 5 - £5,000

  • Year 6 - £5,000


The award amount available each year may be changed in order to support the recipient for the lifetime of their degree, if repeating a year or suspending study.


Am I eligible to apply?

In order to be eligible, students must:  

  • have ‘firmly’ accepted an offer of a place at King’s on the Extended Medical Degree Programme (6YR) for entry in Sept 2022;

  • be a home student, paying home tuition fees and undertaking their first undergraduate degree programme;

  • have been means tested by Student Finance England/Wales/N.Ireland/SAAS and have a household income of £42,875 or less.

  • have taken up full statutory support (student loans for maintenance/tuition fees) where eligible, unless religious reasons prevent doing so.

    • Provide a written personal statement in support of your application

  • Be willing to provide an end of year report or any other interactions deemed necessary by the donor




How do I apply?

Applications can be accessed here.

Application deadine is 5pm on Monday 22nd August 2022.


Where can I get further information?

To find out more about this bursary scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office.




The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2022-23 academic year.


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