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Application Guide 2023: 


Applying to Study Medicine (MBBS) in the UK: International Students Guide 2023

<p class="font_8"><a href=""><strong>Dr. Akash Gandhi&nbsp;</strong></a></p>
<p class="font_8">Medicine Admissions Expert</p>

Dr. Akash Gandhi 

Medicine Admissions Expert


The United Kingdom is renowned for its prestigious medical schools and world-class healthcare system, making it an attractive destination for international students pursuing a medical degree such as the MBBS.

As an international student, studying medicine in the UK not only provides you with a solid foundation for a successful career in healthcare but also exposes you to a diverse and multicultural environment.

In this guide, we will walk you through the essential steps and considerations for applying to and studying medicine in the UK as an international student.

You will learn about the following catered for international students applying to the UK:

  1. UCAS Application Process and Requirements

  2. UK Medical School Requirements

  3. UCAT and BMAT: Essential Exams for International Applicants

  4. English Language Requirements for Studying Medicine in the UK

  5. Funding Opportunities and Scholarships for International Medical Students in the UK

  6. Cost of Studying Medicine in the UK

  7. Top UK Medical Schools

  8. Study Medicine in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

  9. Life and Culture in the UK: A Guide

  10. International Student Accommodation and Support Services in UK Universities

  11. Gaining Work Experience and Preparing for Your Medical Career in the UK

  12. Postgraduate Medical Study and Training in the UK

  13. Work Opportunities and Visa Regulations for International Medical Students in the UK

  14. Applying to Medicine via Clearing and Direct Entry Options

  15. Next Steps After Applying to UK Medical Schools

👉🏼 Read more: Compared: UK Medical School Fees For International Students (2024 Updates)


UCAS Application Process and Requirements for International Students

Requirements to Study Medicine in the UK for International Students

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the centralised application platform for undergraduate programmes in the UK. 

International students must submit their medical school applications through UCAS, just like UK applicants. 

The UCAS application process involves creating a personal account, selecting up to four medical schools to apply to, and submitting required documents, such as your academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, and a medicine personal statement

Additionally, you may need to provide references from your teachers or other relevant professionals who can attest to your academic and personal qualities. 

The application deadline for medical courses in the UK is usually around October 15th of the year before the intended entry, so ensure you start preparing your application well in advance.

We would recommend starting this process 18 months in advance of the application. 

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