St George’s, University of London have partnered with the University of Nicosia, Cyprus’s biggest private university, offering the first medical training programme in that country.
This is a four-year graduate entry medicine degree awarded by St George’s and based on our own successful course. The programme has been subject to the General Medical Council standard quality assurance process for new medical schools and overseas programmes. Students have come from the United States, Canada, the UK, Greece, Cyprus, other EU member states, Lebanon and Israel.
Students on this programme are based in Cyprus for the first two years, during which they study the clinical sciences, following the St George’s problem-based learning curriculum, and undertake clinical placements at leading hospitals in Nicosia and Limassol.
UK students on the St George’s, University of London programme at the University of Nicosia are not eligible to receive funding from either Student Finance England or NHS Bursaries.
Clinical placements in the third and fourth years of the programme take place in Israel and the United States: at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, the largest hospital in Israel; and Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Read more about the St George's, University of London Medical Programme at the University of Nicosia.
Students who complete the English-language MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery) programme in Nicosia will earn a degree from St George's, University of London, which provides a firm foundation on which to build a career in the global healthcare sector.
At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work.
To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you would need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.
Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You would then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK. Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.
While the St George's MBBS is recognised by many different countries, applicants from outside the European Community are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practise in their own country.
Last Updated: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:38