We have up to 28 places available for students who are assessed as international for fee-paying purposes. EU nationals will be considered as international, except for Irish nationals and those with UK settled status.
There are a number of factors that determine a fee status, and it is not a matter of choice. If your fee status is in doubt, we will need to resolve this before we can consider an application further.
If you are unsure of your fee status, please see our Fee Assessment Questionnaire. Please note that where there is doubt over your fee status (for example, you are a UK national living outside the UK or a foreign national living in the UK), the university will investigate your fee status before your application for medicine is considered. It is necessary to respond whether or not you agree with the university's preliminary assessment of your status. If you do not return the completed questionnaire, your application will not be considered further. If your fee status cannot be defined in time you may lose out on the opportunity for an interview.
All international applicants must:
- Provide a strong personal statement
- Offer acceptable academic qualifications
- Sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in year of application
- Attend an interview if invited
- Have excellent written and spoken English. The university’s standard English requirements are minimum standards, which may be raised through competition:
- IELTS - 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any band
- TOEFL - 95 overall with no less than 23 in any band
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) - PTE 67 in all four skills
- Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015) - Proficiency Minimum overall score of 185, with no less than 185 in any component
- Further information can be found here.
Your school-leaving qualification must be equivalent to A Levels. We are flexible for those international applicants studying in an educational system with no qualification equivalent to GCSE and those who do not offer GCSEs will not be disadvantaged. But, it must be recognised that it is difficult to make an effective judgment of academic potential based on predicted grades alone. School results must be provided as an absolute minimum.
- Higher level: 7,6,6 from Chemistry and Biology and one other approved subject.
- Standard level: The subjects must include English and Mathematics if not offered at the higher level (Maths Studies is acceptable)
- Minimum of 32 points must be attained
- If you have studied the Middle Years' Programme, please provide these results
- The IB grade thresholds must be achieved in the first sitting for these qualifications, even if they are in unrelated subjects.
Other Accepted qualifications:
- United Kingdom: Many international applicants offer UK qualifications. Our standard A-Level/IB requirements will apply. For GCSE/IGCSEs, a minimum of grade A must be offered in Science, English and Maths
- European Baccalaureate: Overall score of 85%, with a minimum of 85% in the sciences, to include Chemistry and Biology as full options. Evidence of meeting this standard must be provided for interim results.
- Republic of Ireland. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of grade H1 in four subjects including Biology and Chemistry. For the Junior Certificate, Grade A must be achieved in six subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics.
- A range of other national qualifications will be considered.
- Australia. Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), or equivalent: An overall score of 96. Relevant subjects must be offered at excellent grades
- Canada. Grade 12 High School Diploma: The exact requirement depends on the Province/Territory. For Ontario, for example, a minimum of 90% in each of six Grade 12 subjects, including Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English, to include a minimum of 93% in Biology and Chemistry. We will expect that the same performance has been achieved in Year 11
- Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination CAPE: Grade 1 in four subjects, including Chemistry and Biology. Top grades in Secondary School Certificate must have been achieved also
- Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education: The grade requirements are: 5, 5 in Chemistry and Biology; 5 in Mathematics and English; Minimum of 4 in all other subjects (except Chinese) with an overall score of 5*55
- India (ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra Boards): Standard XII: Overall score 85%, including Biology and Chemistry with 85% in one of these (minimum requirements). Standard X: 85% in Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics (minimum requirements)
- Malaysia: SPM (GCSE-equivalent) – minimum of A/A+ in Science, English and Maths. STPM (A Level-equivalent) – grade A*AA across subjects studied, must include Biology and Chemistry
- Mauritius: Both O and A Levels are equivalent to UK qualifications. We will expect a minimum of grade A in Science, English and Maths
- Singapore: NUS High School Diploma – 3.8/5.0, with minimum of 3.8 in Biology and Chemistry; Polytechnic Diploma – 3.4/4.0, to include Biology and Chemistry
- United States: Combined SAT1 score of 1380 or ACT score of 29. Three AP subjects at grade 5, including Biology and Chemistry or three SAT subject test scores of 700, 700 and 700, including Biology and Chemistry. We will also accept appropriate combinations of SAT and AP scores
- West Africa Examinations Council: Senior School Certificate – Min of B2 in Science, English and Maths. A Levels or the IB must also be offered
Please note that the following qualifications are not accepted:
- Iran – Pre-University Certificate or Kuncur
- Kuwait – Al Thanawaya
- Pakistan - Higher Secondary Certificate
- Saudi Arabia – Thanawiyan
More information about international entry requirements are provided here. Please be aware that the academic qualifications described within these pages may not be acceptable for medicine entry. You must contact the Admissions Tutor by email to ask about qualifications not listed above.