We welcome your university application and want to help make the process as smooth as possible for you. Here you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions about applying to courses at St George’s.

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How to apply

Applications for most of our undergraduate courses are made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services. You can apply online at the UCAS website.

  • You will be asked for an institution code name and number. Our institution code name is SGEO and our number is S49. Some of our courses will have a Kingston University institution code and number – KING K84. Information about which institution you are applying to is included on the course web page, so please make sure that you enter the correct code on your UCAS form.
  • The application fee is £23 if you are applying to more than one university or college, or for more than one programme; £12 if you are just applying for a single programme at one institution. For more information, see the UCAS website.

Who can apply?

We offer education to all students with the necessary skills and ability, regardless of age, background or financial circumstances.
However, we do advise applicants for medicine to seriously consider the implications of retraining into a career in medicine. You should note that it takes a minimum of nine to 10 years to complete training in some medical specialities.

Visit our widening participation pages and fees and funding pages to see how we support people from different backgrounds and financial circumstances.

What if I feel I have extenuating circumstances?

We define extenuating circumstances as unforeseen and outside of an applicant’s control. The circumstances must demonstrate that there has been a substantial, serious impact on your academic studies and results.

For example, such circumstances would include: health and personal problems, disability or difficulties with schooling. Whilst St George’s is keen to widen participation for particular groups, we are required to ensure that you as an applicant can cope with the rigours of, and are suited to, the programme you apply for.

Who can complete the form
You will need to ask a representative or teacher at your school, college or university to complete the Extenuating Circumstances Form for Applicants

If your school, college or university is unaware of your circumstances, the form can be completed by another official such as a GP or social worker. Forms completed by family members unfortunately cannot be considered.

How and when the form needs to be submitted

The form needs to be completed and submitted by a representative or teacher at your school, college or university within 15 working days of you submitting your degree application form (UCAS or direct applications).

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For medicine MBBS5 (A100) and medicine MBBS graduate entry (A101) - the form should be received no later than 1 November (in the year in which you are applying)

For all other healthcare courses - the form should be receivedno later than 1 March (in the year of entry) 

What else you need to include
It should include any information that is relevant to the application and the circumstances. Formal supporting documentation (e.g. from a GP) can also be attached. This will ensure that the Admissions Tutors are able to accurately assess the circumstances in context with the academic record.
Notes for schools/colleges/universities

When considering endorsing an applicant’s circumstances, please note the following points:

  1. Appropriate circumstances would be serious, acute or chronic illness since the age of 14 or recently diagnosed illness (for example, depression) that has led to significant educational disruption;
  2. Significant caring responsibilities or a recent bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member;
  3. Serious disruption of educational provision at their school/college/university.

 Please note that this form is only for use by applicants and not current St George's students.

When should I apply?

We would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Applications must meet the deadline set by UCAS:
•    15 October of year prior to entry: deadline for applications to Medicine (A100, A101, A103)
•    15 January of year of entry: deadline for applications to all other courses

What happens next?

UCAS will send you an acknowledgement and forward your application to us. You will also receive an acknowledgement email from us to let you know that your application has been received and is being processed. Your application will then be seriously considered by St George’s and we will then contact you with our decision.

Most of our programmes require you to attend an interview before we are able to make you an offer. We will send you details of this following your application. You will also be invited to attend one of our Application Open Days to find out more about studying with us.

What happens at an interview?

You will be asked to attend an interview for most of our courses. This is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and your suitability for the course you have applied to. It is also an opportunity for you to find out more about us and be sure that what we have to offer is right for you.

What if I take a gap year?

Applications for deferred entry will be considered in the normal way, but for entry in 2015/2016 the conditions of any offer must be met in the summer of 2015.

Further questions

Further information about applying is included on each course page, including a UCAS checklist. If you have any further questions please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8725 2333
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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:34

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