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St George’s welcomes mature students on all our courses. In fact, many of our courses are designed to help people, like you, access new careers. These include accelerated study options on our paramedic sciences course, tailored entry options into physiotherapy, and our four-year medical degree that is designed to help mature students train to be doctors.

Clarissa's experience

Clarissa Young came to St George’s as a mature student on the Medicine MBBS (graduate entry) course. She had a varied career before deciding to study medicine. Watch the video below to find out about her experience at St George’s.


We welcome applications from mature students. There is no upper age limit for any of our courses as we are looking for the best students regardless of their age. Many different qualifications are acceptable although it is always better to check. Here at St George’s we do take life experience into account, although you must meet the requirements for a course. Entry requirements can be found on our undergraduate and postgraduate course listings.

Please contact our student recruitment team if you have any questions about applying to St George’s.


Mature students often choose to live in their own home while studying with us. However, if you choose to apply to our halls of residence, undergraduate and international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate) are prioritised for a place in their first year. Most, if not all, of these students will secure a room at Horton Halls.

Find out more about our accommodation at St George's.

Accommodation information for students with families

If you are moving to London as a couple or with your family, there is plenty of private accommodation to rent in the local area. We advise you to come to London on your own before starting your course, to find somewhere suitable for you and your family to live.

We can't offer accommodation for couples, children or family members, but do recommend International Students House or the University of London's Property Management Unit as suitable alternatives.

Student support

Our student support services are available for all students and include academic support from personal tutors, careers support and disability support. Find out more about the support available.

The St George’s Students' Union runs a Student Parent Association. This provides support and advice for those students who have children. For more information, or if you have any queries about studying at George’s as a parent, you can email the association at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated: Friday, 09 October 2015 13:37

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