Fixed term discount in detail

The fixed term discount reduces your fee if you’re a newly qualified doctor.

You don't apply for this discount. We automatically apply it to your fee when you make your initial application for registration online. We also apply it to your annual retention fee for up to four years.

The current discounted fee can be seen on our fees page under registration fees for newly qualified doctors. The discount is different depending on whether you are registered with a licence to practise or registered without a licence to practise.

I’m moving from provisional registration to full registration

We apply the discount to:

  • Your initial application fee for full registration.
  • Any annual retention fee that is billed for four continuous years from the date of first full registration grant.

I’m a newly qualified doctor

We apply the discount to:

  • Your initial application fee, if you apply for registration within five years of your primary medical qualification award date.
  • Any annual retention fee that is billed within five years of your primary medical qualification award date.

Wherever you’re based - whether it’s in the UK or overseas - your eligibility for a fixed-term discount isn’t affected.

Check your bill or your GMC Online account to make sure you've received the discount on your annual retention fee.

When you’re no longer eligible, we’ll automatically charge you the full amount for the type of registration you hold. If you’re earning less than £32,000 when you’re billed the full fee, you may be able to apply for an income discount.