UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


How to apply

This page explains how you can apply for the Pre-Master's in Biomedical and Medical Sciences, including the documents you will need to submit, application process and how to pay.

Application process

Applying for a Master's programme with UCL's Division of Medicine

  1. Apply for your intended Master's programme with UCL's Division of Medicine via the UCL Graduate Degrees section of the UCL website. You can find more information about the online application process on the Applying for graduate study page. We recommend you read this information before submitting your application.

Applying for a Pre-Master's in Biomedical and Medical Science

  1. Once you have secured a conditional offer (based on English language) for your Master's programme with UCL's Division of Medicine, you will then be eligible to apply for the Pre-Master’s course at UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
  2. To apply for the Pre-Master’s for Biomedical and Medical Sciences, complete the online application form with the required documents (listed below) and pay the appropriate application fee on the UCL Online Store.
  3. When your application has been assessed, we will contact you to confirm whether we can offer you a place on the course. Entry will depend on your existing level of English (including subtests).
  4. Offer holders will receive information, via email, on how to formally accept their offer, pay the course fees and apply for UCL accommodation.

Required application documents

You will need the following to be considered for the Pre-Master’s:

  • Fully completed application form
  • An English language qualification
  • Conditional offer letter for a Master’s degree within the UCL Division of Medicine
  • Application fee

Application deadline 

There is no application deadline; applications will close as soon as the course is full.

Paying tuition fees

If you are made an offer for a place on the course, you will receive information via email on how to formally accept your offer and pay the course fees.

Your place on a course is only confirmed when you have paid your fees. Course fees will normally be due within a maximum of 3 weeks of our offer being made and can be paid by credit/debit card on the UCL Online Store, or by bank transfer. Full details of how to pay the fees will be emailed with our formal offer.

Course fees include the costs of all course tuition, access to the UCL IT network with Internet and e-mail facilities and borrowing and research rights at UCL libraries. 


Full refunds of course fees minus a £100 administration charge will be made in the event of formal visa refusals where a further visa application is not possible. Claims must be made in writing and be supported by the relevant Refusal of Entry Clearance letter. Other requests for refunds will be considered only in the event that a replacement can be found to take the applicant's place on the course.

Please note that pro rata refunds of tuition fees for students withdrawing from a course of study after the commencement of the course will not be considered.

EU citizens starting in 2020/21

If you are an EU citizen and you arrive in the UK during the transition and you intend to stay in the UK longer than three months, you will be able to apply to live and study in the UK, and once you have been here for five years, you will be able to apply for settled status. 

However, you will need to register through a new Home Office registration scheme

If you arrive by 31 December 2020 but do not qualify for settled status, you will be eligible for pre-settled status enabling you to stay until you have reached the five-year threshold. All applications must be submitted by 30 June 2021.

Further information on immigration issues is available on the International Student Support website