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A salary while you study

If you want a career in medicine that gives you the extra challenges and rewards of life as an officer, you need to know about the Army Undergraduate Cadetship. It gives you financial help during your studies and a guaranteed training place in the Army after you’ve graduated. It’s open to future Regular doctors, nurses or dentists.

The Undergraduate Cadetship explained

The Army needs medical professionals to care for its soldiers. Our Undergraduate Cadetship offers a chance for future doctors, nurses and dentists who pass officer selection to earn money while studying for a degree. The Army will pay your tuition fees and you'll also get an annual salary of around £14,983 during the last three years of your course.

Medical students will also have the chance to do work on attachment at Army medical units, either in the UK or overseas. In return you'll be expected to serve for six years after you’ve qualified and completed officer training.

To be eligible you must be a British, Commonwealth or Irish citizen studying at a UK university, within three years of finishing your course.

The Army requires professional medical officers and soldiers to support soldiers both at home and overseas on operations.  Whether full time in the Regular Army, or as a Reservist in your spare time, the Army has unique opportunities to both train and operate in challenging environments. Find out what medical roles the Army employs, you might be very surprised.

Going to university?

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The Army needs officers and soldiers with professional qualifications. That’s why we offer a number of schemes to help you complete your studies.

Sixth Form Scholarships

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If you’re over 15 and want to become an Army officer, you could get financial help during your last two years at school while you study for your A levels.