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These FAQs were accurate as of 30 April 2021 and will be updated as soon as we have further information.

The FAQs below are relevant to those who have applied to study a postgraduate course at St George's, University of London in Autumn 2021. 

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Changes to examinations and the 2021 admissions process 

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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 2021.

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, letter, or view of a student portal that confirms your final grade.

If you are concerned you will not obtain your degree by 31 August 2021, or are applying to one of the following programmes, please email quoting your course and your ID number for us to discuss this with you further.

  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MPAS Physician Associate Studies
If I am offered an interview, will I need to attend in person?

We are running remote interviews for the entirety of the 2021 admissions cycle.

For most of our programmes, this will use a remote Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process, where we ask you to submit videos of your answers, however on occasion, you may be interviewed by Microsoft Teams instead.

Learn more about our MMIs here.

Your application and offer conditions

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I have applied to you, but have not heard back. What should I do?

If you are waiting to hear the outcome of your application, please note we are continuing to assess applications and make offers to eligible applicants using the entry requirements published on our website. We aim to have communicated a decision to all applicants within 8 weeks of submission of an application or an interview if part of the requirements. 

If you have applied to us, but have not received an email from us acknowledging that we have received your application, please contact

I have received an offer. What happens now?
Direct applicants

If you have applied to us directly via our website, would like to study at St George’s, please respond to your offer by the deadline listed in your offer letter.

You can accept or decline your place via the applicant portal.

We will assume you are declining your place if we do not hear from you, so do not hesitate to contact us on if your situation prevents you from responding by the deadline. 

UCAS applicants

If you have applied to us via UCAS, you will need to select your firm and insurance choice via UCAS Track.

Most applicants are required to do this by 10 June 2021. This is the case even if you have deferred your entry to 2022.

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

Can I defer my entry to the 2022/23 academic year?

Yes, we will consider any request to defer. 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 to discuss your situation.   

Please note: the Physician Associate Studies programme is unable to accept any deferral requests so applicants will be required to reapply if they wish to delay the start of this course. 

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 2021.

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 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 to discuss your situation before proceeding. 
When do I need to pay my deposit, and what happens if I have trouble paying?

Once you have received an unconditional offer, you will be required to pay a deposit to secure your place.

The date by which you need to pay your deposit depends on the date you received your offer. Please view your offer letter for specific details.

If you are unable to pay your deposit by the deadline provided, but would still like to accept your place, please email the Admissions team on to discuss your situation.

Who can I contact if I have more admission questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team on 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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