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Guidance for International Medicine Applicants

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You are classed as an overseas or international medicine applicant if you are domiciled outside of the UK or EU. It does not matter where you hold a passport, as your status depends solely on your country of permanent residence. If you are unsure about whether you are an international / overseas Medicine applicant, the Admissions Office at each university to which you apply can clarify your status.

Here, we discuss the admission process for an international applicant, including information on accepted qualifications and visas. For more information on how competitive it is to apply as an international applicant, as well as information on grades you should expect to achieve in order to make a strong application, read our guide to international medicine requirements.

International Medical Applications

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Every student applying to a UK medical school must submit their application through UCAS. From mid-September, you can apply to UK universities online. You can use the UCAS service from anywhere in the world: find out more information at www.ucas.com.

Your application does not have to be completed in one session; you can return to it later and change or add information before you submit it. However, you will need to mark every section of the form as complete before you can send your application to UCAS. The application deadline for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and most Dentistry courses is 15th October of the year before you aim to begin studying

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