Admissions at UK Medical Schools

The United Kingdom has a great record of educating a wide range of medical students from across the world. UK qualified doctors practice in countless countries and are widely recognised for their great contributions in research, clinical practice and education.

A career in medicine can be extremely rewarding for a wide range of reasons. No day is the same in the life of a doctor, every patient is individual and requires specialised care to help their recovery. Studying medicine in the UK provides students with the skills and knowledge required to apply theory in real life clinical situations, preparing them for a dynamic career which changes thousands of people’s lives for the better.

Studying medicine in the UK is a life-changing opportunity, where students thrive in an international environment, work closely with world renowned professors and scientists and are directly involved in life-altering research. Studying for 5-6 years at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the world equip UK students with the ability to prosper and make a real difference in their future career.

Medicine is one of the most competitive courses offered in the UK, however thousands of international students achieve prime positions at top medical colleges every year. We at RSR Global have great experience with UK Medicine applications and are fully prepared to help our students achieve their dreams.

Entry Requirements to study medicine in the United Kingdom.

  1. UK medical schools look for high calibre students with an impressive portfolio of academic achievements. To study at an undergraduate level. Students must achieve a minimum of AAA grades at A-level (including Biology and Chemistry). Alternatively, students should achieve 37 points in International Baccalaureate (including chemistry and another science subject). In addition, International students are required to achieve an overall score of 7.5 in the IELTS exam, with scores higher than 7.0 in all components.
  2. To study medicine in the UK, all applicants must sit specific admissions tests. Most undergraduate UK medical schools accept the UCAT exam. This is a general aptitude examination which tests students literacy, abstract reasoning and numerical ability alongside their situation judgment skills in ethical scenarios. A handful of medical schools (including the University of Oxford and Cambridge) require the BMAT exam, which tests scientific and mathematical ability, general aptitude and essay writing skills. To study post graduate medicine, applicants are required to sit the GAMSAT exam.
  3. If a candidate’s application is successful, they will be required to attend an interview at their chosen medical schools. Certain universities opt for a traditional approach, whereas others prefer the multiple mini interview format or group interviews. Applicants are required to demonstrate a range of practical skills, such as communication, quick thinking and ethics. Applicants may also be required to discuss previous work experience or certain sections of their application.

The lengthy admissions process can be a daunting experience for all applicants. We understand that it is a confusing process for young people. Therefore, we at RSR Global support our students through every step of the journey, from choosing Medical Schools to applications and interviews. We work tirelessly to reduce some of the stress and help our students achieve the best possible education, to provide them with the finest opportunities in the future.

In the past, studying abroad seemed to be a dream, due to the expensive fees, limited options and moreover, lack of guidance. However, times have changed. In 2018, 300,000 students ventured out of India for further education and this number is increasing every year. Students sought after education opportunities across the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

Why are so many students studying abroad?

We live in a diverse and multiethnic society, where experiencing a variety of cultures is essential for success. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to gain an international view on their degree and life, which is very attractive to employers across the world. Pursuing an international higher education gives students countless skills and experiences for personal growth and provides them with the best employability prospects.

With many options available, studying abroad is now accessible to all Indian students. Applying to university is an exciting time for all young people, from choosing their course, accommodation, extracurricular activities, but now they have the opportunity to choose which country they would like to pursue their education. Europe is now becoming an education hub and includes some of the most sought-after study destinations, such as Germany, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. These locations give students the chance to develop their English skills throughout their studies and learn the local language.

Is it expensive?

Nowadays an international education does not burn a hole in your pocket. Universities want international students to join their institutions, as they bring value and diversity to the environment. Many universities therefore offer a range of scholarships to make themselves more accessible to students from across the globe. International students are able to work part-time during their courses in many countries, to support their added expenses, such as food, accommodation and travel.

In addition, banks in India also want students to benefit from international opportunities and provide education loans, where pupils are only required to repay after they have graduated and start working.

What do you achieve from an international education?

The current world climate has taught us all that we live in a global society, where everyone is united when it comes to matters of health, wellbeing and justice. The world is connected instantly through the click of a button. To succeed, young people need to broaden their horizons to new possibilities and hunt for opportunities, wherever in the world they may be. Meeting new people, learning languages and gaining an international perspective on life is essential in this global society and we at RSR Global want to provide all students in India with the best education, whether it be at an undergraduate, postgraduate or PHD level.

We at RSR global have a great team of experienced counselors who are prepared to provide you with the best guidance for your international career.


By Rajesh R Dhaktode
Educationist / Counselor / Motivator / Trainer