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Applying to Medicine MBBS

We don’t consider UPCSE applicants who want to apply to Medicine MBBS during the UPCSE year. On this page, you’ll find further guidance about applying for Medicine and UCL Medicine admissions.

Competition for places at UK medical schools is fierce and government regulations have capped the number of places available for international students.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering (UPCSE) qualification is not acceptable for entry onto Medicine MBBS at UCL and is not a suitable pathway to undergraduate medicine in general.

If you’d like to study medicine, there are 3 main options to consider.

  1. Study A levels before applying for a bachelor’s degree (MBBS) in medicine. All UK medicine schools accept A-levels for entry.
  2. Apply to an integrated medicine foundation year or similar programme. You can find information about these programmes on the Medic Portal.
  3. Apply for Graduate Entry Medicine after fully completing an undergraduate degree. Please note there are very limited numbers of graduate medicine places available for international students. You can find further information on the Medic Portal.

UCL Medical School entry requirements

For details on the application and admissions for UCL Medicine, including the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and interview, please see UCL Medical School entry requirements.

Please note:

  • It is not possible to start another UCL undergraduate degree and then apply/transfer to Medicine.
  • UCL Medical School does not consider students who fail to complete an alternative degree programme. This also applies to students who fail to complete a medical degree at any other medical school.