UCL Medical School


Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

Applicants should carefully check that they will meet UCL Medical School's minimum academic standard before making an application. Please read the 2025 entry requirements and also see the UCL online prospectus entry.

Candidates may re-sit GCSE subjects in order to meet the GCSE requirements.  Graduates who re-sat A levels before their degree will also be considered.  Otherwise, we do not accept qualification re-sits, including re-starting Year 12.

In addition to reading the Entry Requirements information, international applicants who do not speak English as a first language should ensure that they take one of the English Language qualifications (to "Level 4") from the list of those accepted by UCL. 

All applicants must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). For candidates who meet our minimum entry requirements, the overall UCAT is used, to help us select candidates for interview. 

Access Arrangements are available for UCAT if you have a disability or special requirements. 

 UCAT provide a bursary scheme that is open to UK candidates that meet the bursary criteria.

Non-academic requirements

Minimum Age

Students must be 18 years of age at the time they start the medical degree programme. Applicants who apply but would be under 18 at the start of that year's programme will be considered for a deferred place or advised to reapply. The early clinical contact in our programme means that younger students cannot be admitted as they would not be able to fully participate in the course. There is no upper age limit.

Occupational Health Clearance

All offers include a condition requiring occupational health clearance. Detailed guidance regarding the required occupational health clearance will be provided to offer-holders by the Admissions Officers.

Police Checks

Admission is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88) 9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks. It is also considered important to ensure that an applicant's attitudes and values are such that he or she can reasonably be admitted to the medical profession. 

Applicants accepting an offer will be required to undertake a police check. International students are requested to approach their local police force for a police check. UK students must be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS checks are instigated during the summer. Further details will be provided to firm offer-holders.

From 2021 entry students will be responsible for costs associated with DBS enhanced checks (or equivalent police checks) required for patient contact.