UCL iBSc programmes for Chulabhorn Royal Academy students
UCL– Chulabhorn Royal Academy Academic Collaboration
- UCL and CRA have worked together to establish a new Undergraduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at the Princess Srisavangavadhana College of Medicine (PSCM) in Bangkok, Thailand.
- A unique feature of the PSCM MD programme is the opportunity for PSCM students to come to UCL for a year to study for an intercalated Bachelor of Science (iBSc) programme.
- PSCM students can pursue a subject in considerable depth and access ground-breaking research and education in the Life, Medical, Physical and Social Sciences at UCL.
- The iBSc allows medical students to undertake a project in one of several world-leading research departments at UCL.
Information for students
Below, PSCM students will find relevant information on how to apply for an iBSc at UCL.
How to apply
Guidance and requirements may be subject to change.
UCL Application process
New applications for 2023/24 entry are now closed
Please note: this application process and related guidance is only for students from the Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), Princess Srisavangavadhana College of Medicine (PSCM) Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme in respect of the articulation arrangement leading to an iBSc from UCL.
At this link you will also have access to detailed guidance about your application and admissions process. Make sure to follow this information carefully to ensure that you meet the deadlines specified.
iBSc allocation process
PSCM students eligible to study at UCL must enter the iBSc allocation process. You will receive numerous resources to access more information on the iBSc allocation process, information on individual programmes, and the iBSc fair during the course of your application process.
Please note: The UCLMS team will provide the appropriate and most up-to-date information about iBSc programme entry requirements that will be applicable to you, before you make your iBSc programme preference selection. Please be aware that there are specific programme entry requirements for ‘iBSc’ programmes. These may not be the same as ‘BSc’ programmes.
UCL reserves the right to specify an additional language requirement for an applicant or to require a higher level than specified by the programme, if it is felt to be necessary
UCL’s entry requirements may be subject to change at any time by UCL at UCL’s absolute discretion.
Guidance and requirements may be subject to change, please check source links regularly.
Proof of English Language Qualification
Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) or equivalent Police Check
Occupational health clearance
- Occupational Health Information for Prospective Students
Higher Education Occupational Practitioners (HEOPS): Medical Students – Standards of medical fitness to train (PDF)
Research visa requirements, it is your responsibility to meet requirements
UCL Regulations and Governance
- The UCL Academic Manual covers student conduct
- As medical students you will also have duties under fitness to practice
Cost of living and accommodation
- Cost of living in London as a student
- UK Council for International Student Affairs: How much will it cost to study in the UK?
UCL cannot guarantee a Halls of Residence place for iBSc students. For information on alternative accommodation please see here:
iBSc students with a health condition, disability, injury or illness that impacts on their need for accommodation can apply for a place in UCL Halls via the UCL Accommodation Portal:
UCL currently works directly with Unite students and Urbanest; both provide a number of properties within the M25 area. Student.com, also listed on the page of Alternative Accommodation providers, is a leading marketplace for student accommodation, and advertise a much wider selection of providers and available places.
International students at UCL
There is a wealth of resources available on the UCL website and you will receive plenty of updates in due course to support your transition to UCL and London, UK.
Frequently asked questions
Please note: the following information is correct at the time of publishing 17/06/2022. Guidance and requirements may be subject to change, please check source links regularly.
- UCL iBSc programmes
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- Entry conditions
- English language requirements
- UK Visa
- Financial support
UCL iBSc Programmes
What happens if I join an iBSc programme but do not like it – can I change programme?
It is strongly recommended that you take care to only select programme preferences that will interest you and be suitable programmes of study. Only in very exceptional instances would a change of programme be considered after the study has commenced. Changing programme would have a very big impact on your studies.
When are iBSc programmes confirmed?
UCL Medical School will announce the available programmes to study for the upcoming academic year prior to the iBSc fair held in December.
Do students have to develop their own research topic? Or does the Programme Lead direct the research topic?
The Programme Lead will determine the topics of research and available projects. The project supervisor will support the direction of your research project.
What happens if I do not perform well on the programme?
UCL want to make sure that all students do well during their studies and have rewarding experiences. The failure rate of students on an iBSc programme of study is extremely low. There is a wide support offering (both academic and pastural) during your education experience at UCL. UCL will work with students on an on-going basis throughout their education experience to ensure that any problems are addressed at the earliest opportunity. Find out more:
How are iBSc programmes assessed?
All programmes and modules will have varying assessment requirements. You can do further research at the programme application stage and module selection stage. All programmes will have a 5,000-10,000-word dissertation requirement.
When are degree results awarded?
All programme assessments should be completed by the end of term 3 (mid-June) and provisional results will be announced to students. Grades are ratified at the Board of Examiner meeting for each iBSc programme, which usually occur through June and July. If a student needs to undertake a Late Summer Assessment (resit or deferral) your degree results will be announced by the first week of September.
When does graduation happen?
Graduation ceremonies are yet to be announced for the 2023/24 academic calendar. As an indication, iBSc graduation ceremonies for the current year will be held on 6th July and 12th September 2022 in London, UK.
Study at UCL
Is there health insurance coverage for international students at UCL?
Please find more information on the UCL website here:
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Can students join UCL official sports teams and student union activities?
Yes, once you are a UCL student you will be eligible to join clubs and societies. Find out more information here:
Will A Level results contribute to iBSc programme allocation?
You must complete and pass your year 3 MD assessments to be eligible for an iBSc programme. Some iBSc programmes may strongly recommend students should have an A Level in the primary subject area. For example: iBSc Mathematics and Computing and iBSc Medical Physics have an A-level in Maths as a requirement (Grade A/A*).
This information will be available when you consider the UCL iBSc programmes available to you during the programme preference selection stage.
If English language qualifications exceed the requirements, will this help me to get on to my first iBSc programme preference?
No. Your statement of interest will support the selection and matching process of students to available iBSc programmes.
English Language Requirements
If students have taken a test of English language for admission to Chulabhorn Royal Academy, PSCM will they have to take another for UCL admission?
Any student wishing to apply for a UCL iBSc programme will need to have an up-to-date test of English language. UCL regulations are listed here:
Where can I find information on UK Visa applications?
Find out more information here:
The UCL Student Immigration Advice and Compliance office hold virtual drop-in sessions twice per week. Prospective students can use these to contact the UCL team directly with any questions. Further details can be found here:
Regarding the financial statement guidance, what is the amount and duration of money that needs to be in my account?
Find out more at the UCL website here:
Is there a requirement that the account need to be under the student’s name?
Find out more at the UCL website here:
What visa requirements would be needed to undertake a Late Summer Assessment in-person in the UK?
Currently, if a Tier 4/ Student Visa had expired – students would need to obtain a Standard Visitor Visa for study in order to travel to the UK to undertake the resit.
What scholarship opportunities, if any, are there?
These are extremely limited and are often very competitive. You should speak with the allocated Programme Lead for further information on UK scholarships. There may be scholarships available in Thailand.
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