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The FAQs below are relevant to those applying to an undergraduate course at St George's, University of London in the 2022 admissions cycle, and were last updated on 22 September 2021.

Before applying

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I'm a prospective undergraduate applicant wanting to apply for 2022 entry. How can I find out about the university?

You can sign up for one of our webinars  for prospective applicants or chat to students on any course at any time on our UniBuddy page .  

Check out our new Explore St George’s hub for prospective applicants for lots of useful information, including course details, our Get Started video, and top tips for applying, including how to make your application stand out.

You can also take a look at our profile on The Student Room , or follow us on Instagram  – make sure to check out the Highlights to see what’s been happening recently.  

When we are able to offer opportunities to visit the campus, we will publish this information here . 

Last year, you reinstated the conditional offer for those who were impacted by the pandemic. Will you be doing this again for 2022 entry?

Last year, we ran a process to allow applicants who were unable to take the exams needed to meet the conditions of their offer, or were unhappy with their teacher assessed grades and were intending on taking the autumn series of exams, to have their conditional offers reinstated for 2022 entry instead.

We did this because we recognised that applicants had less control of meeting the conditions of their offers than they have had in the past.

Whilst we will always strive to remain as flexible and fair as possible, so will be running a similar process again for the 2022 admissions cycle. More information can be found below.

Can I apply for an elective at St George's at the moment?
All St George’s medical electives have been cancelled until further notice, and we are not accepting applications for any future electives at this point in time. As soon as applications re-open, we will update this webpage.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?

If you have not applied yet and have an enquiry, please email our course enquiries team on study@sgul.ac.uk

If you have already applied to St George's, and have an enquiry about your application, please email our Admissions team on admissions@sgul.ac.uk

Once you've applied

Changes to examinations and the 2022 admissions process

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I’m an undergraduate applicant, and I'm worried my 2022 exams will be cancelled. What should I do?

We currently anticipate 2022 examinations to go ahead, but if this changes, we will update this page with more information about how your application may be affected.

I’m a graduate applicant, and my degree results are being delayed. What should I do?

For most of our programmes, we will be able to accept degree results awarded by the 31 August 2022.

Hopefully this will provide enough time for your current university to confirm your final grade. If your degree certificate has not been provided to you by that date, we can also accept an email or letter directly from your current university that confirms your final grade.

If you are concerned you will not obtain your degree by 31 August 2022, or are applying to one of the following programmes, please email admissions@sgul.ac.uk quoting your course and your ID number for us to discuss this with you further.

  • BSc Paramedic Science
  • MBBS Graduate Entry Medicine
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MPAS Physician Associate Studies.
I’m an applicant taking private/independent exams, what will happen to my application?

We currently anticipate for 2022 examinations to go ahead so we advise you to contact our exam centre for more information. If anything changes, we will update this page with more information about how your application may be affected.

If I am offered an interview, will I need to attend in person?

We will shortly be able to confirm how we are conducting interviews for the 2022 admissions cycle.

Before the pandemic, we ran in-person Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs), but moved our process to run remotely in March 2020.

Learn more about our MMIs here.

Autumn exams, reinstated offers and retakes 

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I have received teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, but wish to sit the exams myself. What should I do?

New applicants

If you are a new applicant to St George’s who received teacher assessed grades in 2021, but would like to take exams in autumn 2021, we are pleased to be able to accept your application. You will need to apply through UCAS by the course-specific deadlines and ensure you include predicted grades for your autumn 2021 exams. If autumn 2021 is the first time you have attempted the formal exam, this will not be considered a resit, and we will accept either your teacher assessed grade, or your autumn 2021 grade, whichever is higher.

Please note, if you are applying for Medicine, and you previously received centre assessed grades for your level 3 (A Level) qualification in summer 2020, as well as teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, we will be unable to consider autumn 2021 exam grades. This is because, for Medicine, A Levels usually need to have been completed within a 2-year period, which has already been extended to allow for an alternative assessment in 2021.

Applicants who received an offer

If you are an applicant who received an offer for 2021 but were unsuccessful due to your teacher assessed grades, we will be pleased to honour your offer for 2022 entry if you go on to meet the conditions of your offer via your autumn 2021 exams. You will not be required to re-interview or retake the aptitude test (if applicable).

You will need to let us know that you would like us to consider reinstating your offer for 2022 entry, by completing our online form

Will taking autumn 2021 exams after being issues teacher assessed grades in summer 2021 count as a retake?

No, we will not consider autumn 2021 exams after being issued teacher assessed grades in summer 2021 as a retake as long as it is your first attempt. If you were issued centre assessed grades in 2020 and took exams in autumn 2020, your exams in autumn 2021 would be considered a retake. For most of our courses retakes can be considered, however please note for Medicine, we are unable to consider retakes.

Please note, if you are applying for Medicine, and you previously received centre assessed grades for your level 3 (A Level) qualification in summer 2020, as well as teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, we will be unable to consider autumn 2021 exam grades. This is because, for Medicine, A Levels usually need to have been completed within a 2-year period, which has already been extended to allow for an alternative assessment in 2021. 

Will taking the autumn exams count as taking a third year to achieve my grades, therefore falling outside the two-year rule some programmes have?

We will not consider autumn 2021 exams as a third year of study if the grades you obtained in summer 2021 were the first grades you received. We will view them as a delayed completion of your second year of study.

Please note, if you are applying for Medicine, and you previously received centre assessed grades for your level 3 (A Level) qualification in summer 2020, as well as teacher assessed grades in summer 2021, we will be unable to consider autumn 2021 exam grades. This is because, for Medicine, A Levels usually need to have been completed within a 2-year period, which has already been extended to allow for an alternative assessment in 2021.

What happens if I take the autumn 2021 exams and achieve a lower grade than my teacher assessed grades?

We are pleased to confirm that we will accept whichever is your highest grade across both the summer 2021 teacher assessed grades or 2021 autumn exams. This decision has been made by Ofqual (the Exams Regulator in England)

Can my offer be reinstated if I initially chose you as my insurance choice?

If your firm choice is also reinstating 2021 offers, we advise you to go to you firm choice, but if you would like to be considered for 2022 entry, you are welcome to reapply.

If your firm choice has confirmed that they will not be able to honour your 2021 offer, then you are welcome to request we reinstate your offer at St George’s. We would require written confirmation from your firm choice that they are not honouring your 2021 offer. This should be emailed to admissions@sgul.ac.uk in conjunction with completion of the online form
Can I take exams in the autumn 2021 and summer 2022 series of exams?

You can take some exams in autumn 2021 and others in summer 2022 if you can evidence that autumn exams were not available for each subject. Evidence would need to be provided to admissions@sgul.ac.uk. However, please note, we have varying policies around what will be considered a retake. If you took the autumn series of exams, and then also took the summer series of exams for the same subject, this would be considered a retake. Most of our courses do allow exams to be retaken, but please note for Medicine applicants, only your first attempt (either autumn 2021 or summer 2022) will be considered.

If my offer is reinstated and I take the autumn 2021 exams, when will I be informed of the outcome?

We will endeavour to process conditional outcomes by the published UCAS deadline , and will confirm the offer as unconditional or unsuccessful by A-level results day in 2022 (usually August). This is so that any applicants who have narrowly missed the conditions of their offer can be reviewed together, to ensure fairness and consistency. If you do not meet the conditions of your offer via the Autumn 2021 exams and would like us to process an unsuccessful decision for you before August 2022, please contact admissions@sgul.ac.uk.  

Your application and offer conditions

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I have received an offer, when do I need to decide on my firm and insurance choices?

For the 2022 admissions cycle, most applicants have until 9 June 2022 to make their firm and insurance choices.

This is the case even if you have deferred your entry to 2023.

Make sure you keep this date in mind as UCAS might decline your places on your behalf if they don’t hear from you.

View UCAS' key dates

I am holding a firm offer with you. When will I know if my place is confirmed?
Most applicants will hear from us on A Level results day. Once this date has been confirmed, it will be listed on UCAS’ key dates.
Can I defer my entry to the 2023/24 academic year?

Yes, we will consider deferral requests.

Requests which are received by us before an offer has been made will be accepted, whilst requests after an offer has been made are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact Admissions on admissions@sgul.ac.uk to discuss your situation.  

My offer is conditional on meeting Fitness to Practise requirements (Occupational Health and Police Check). When will I receive more information about these?
Instructions on how to complete your Fitness to Practise requirements will be sent to those holding a firm offer by mid-June 2022.
One of my offer conditions is to meet English Language requirements, but the test centre is closed. Do I still need take a test?

Offer holders are still required to meet the English Language conditions of their offer, as set out in their offer letter. 

One of our most frequently requested English Language tests is IELTS, who are publishing country-specific updates. Further information can be found here.  

A list of alternative English Language tests that we accept can be found on our website. This includes the internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which you are able to complete from home. More information about this test can be found on the TOEFL website. Please email the Admissions team on admissions@sgul.ac.uk if you intend to take the internet-based TOEFL in order to meet the conditions of your offer.  

If you are unable to take an any of the alternative English Language tests listed on our website, we may consider the IELTS Indicator test. Please contact Admissions on admissions@sgul.ac.uk to discuss your situation before proceeding.
Who can I contact if I have more admissions questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team on admissions@sgul.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Email response times are likely to be slower than usual, so we thank you for your patience in awaiting our response.

Course information

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What is the university’s financial position - could this impact on whether my course goes ahead or not in the autumn?

While the current coronavirus crisis is challenging for the whole Higher Education sector, as it is for many other sectors, we are confident that the changes we are making in successfully adapting our organisation to this new environment will enable the University to weather the pandemic and ensure courses continue to run as planned.

As the UK’s only specialist health university, our work has never been more relevant and we are seeing a peak in interest from those who are passionate about pursuing a career in healthcare and science.

We are committed to ensuring that our students continue to receive excellent support and a high-quality teaching experience. 

To find out more details about how we are preparing for new and returning students, please read the other FAQs in this section.

Where can I find out more information about course terms and conditions?
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