Is there an upper limit to how much I can claim from the study budget?

Modified on Wed, 21 Jun, 2023 at 9:12 AM

The new centralised study budget process means there is no annual allowance. If the course will support you achieving the curriculum and falls within the agreed optional courses on the specialty course lists (which facilitate the approvals process), it will be covered in full by the study budget. Discuss any courses/educational activities you would like to attend with your ES/TPD and they will be able to advise and support your application if it is appropriate. Please ensure that you have completed all your statutory and mandatory training. 

With regards to discretionary courses, at the time of writing there is an approval cap on the level of support of £1000 maximum per course. The £1000 cap includes course costs and any accommodation/travelling and subsistence costs. This cap may be subject to change depending on budgetary limitations and the need to support mandatory and optional curriculum events in the future. Trainees should not make a financial commitment to a course or event until they have received confirmation from the Head of School of the amount of support allocated to a claim.

From 1 April 2023, the guidance on reimbursement relating to study leave to attend international events will be changing. HEE will reimburse 50% of the total costs of international events taking place from 1 April, up to a maximum of £1000.


‘Total costs’ refers to course fees, travel, and accommodation expenses. Subsistence expenses will not be reimbursed for international courses. Travel and accommodation expenses should be within the limits specified here.


Any approved international events taking place before 1 April will be reimbursed under the current rules, which covers the lower amount of either the course fee or the travel and accommodation expenses.

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