All Home/EU fees status trainees, recruited through the clearing house, will be salaried and employed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust on Band 6 of NHS Agenda for change pay scales.  International Fee-Paying candidates will need to organise their own funding and have the means to support themselves throughout the three years of training, as employment whilst studying will not be a practical option.  The annual fee for international trainees in 2019 is £30,600. This is subject to change each year.


For Home/EU fees status trainees, recruited through the clearing house, essential travel costs incurred as part of the Trainee’s role are reimbursed.  Travel from home to your place of employment is not covered.  Travel from your base (The University of Sheffield) to your placement is covered (if home to placement is a shorter distance then this lesser claim is covered), as is travel within the placement day.  Placement travel expenses will not usually be paid for International Fee-Paying trainees who will need to be able to self-finance all aspects of the programme, including their travel expenses.

Trainees are based, wherever possible, for a majority of their clinical placements within an area in commuting distance of the University.  This can, for some placements, involve significant commuting times, either due to urban congestion or the distance travelled.  The majority of placements involve some travel during the working day either between work bases or for domiciliary visits.  It is recommended that trainees take up residence in the South Yorkshire area.  Candidates must be prepared to move between any of the Trusts in the Region and occasionally to adjoining Regions for some placements.

Self or external funding

The majority of places on the Programme are currently fully funded by the British National Health Service (N.H.S.), and open to Home/ EU fee status applicants who can apply through the clearing house (  We will also have up to two places available for the 2019 intake which are not funded by the NHS, and which are available to International Students with overseas fees status.