Mentoring Scheme


The Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme matches teams of volunteer UCL medical students with sixth form students from London-based, non-selective state schools who want to study medicine. It aims to give AS/A2 students a better understanding of what is needed to be a successful applicant to medical school and provides structured support and guidance to them during the application process.

The scheme takes place on Wednesday evenings over a calendar year and students work with their mentors in various sessions and events at the UCL Bloomsbury campus.

Application Process

Applications for the Mentoring Scheme have now closed.  Please do not contact us with a late application as we are unable to consider them.

Application criteria

To qualify for the Mentoring Scheme you must:

  • be a year 12 student who wants to study medicine AND
  • have achieved GCSE grade B or above in English Language and Maths AND
  • attend a non-selective state school with a London postcode (E, EC, N, NW, SW, SE, W, EC) OR
  • attend a non-selective state school in the boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Enfield or Waltham Forest OR
  • attend a non-selective state school in the county of Hertfordshire

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications from selective/private school or international students.

If the Mentoring Scheme is over-subscribed priority will be given to applicants who are entitled to free school meals, then to those whose parents/carers do not have higher education qualifications. After that priority will be given to applications from students who attend UCL Target Schools or non-selective state schools in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Westminster.

If you are not eligible for our scheme but would like more information on applying for medical school, you may find the following websites useful:

For further information please email:

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