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We offer education to all students with the necessary skills and ability, regardless of age, background or financial circumstances. 

Visit our Widening Participation and Fees and Funding pages to see how we support people from different backgrounds and financial circumstances.

The application process

How to apply

Applications for most of our undergraduate courses are made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services. Visit our course pages and click the link to apply for more information. 

  • 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 for the 2021 cycle 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.

When to apply

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. Applications must meet the deadline set by UCAS:

  • applications to Medicine (A100, A101, A103): 15 October of year prior to entry

  • applications to all other courses: 15 January of year of entry.


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. 

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.

Find out more about our interviews

Entry criteria

We are proud of our long history in welcoming students from all backgrounds onto our medical, health and science courses. We are committed to a fair and transparent admissions process and regularly review our academic and non-academic entry criteria.  

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Undergraduate criteria
GCSE requirements

You must have at least five GCSE’s and have achieved at least a grade 4 for health degrees, and a grade 6 for science and medical degrees.

A Levels

We accept A Levels and the International Baccalaureate for all courses. We may also accept BTEC Extended Diploma and Access courses depending on your chosen degree. Please check individual course entry criteria to assess your eligibility.

For the majority of our undergraduate degrees all level 3 (A levels and equivalent) qualifications must have been completed within the last five years, including the year of application. This does not apply to graduate-entry medicine.

Postgraduate criteria
Our postgraduate degrees provide an opportunity for you to specialise in a specific area of medicine, health or science. As such, our entry criteria reflects the rigorous nature of postgraduate study. For the majority of our postgraduate degrees, we ask for a minimum of a 2:2 in a life science of health-related degree. Please check individual course entry criteria to assess your eligibility.

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.

Extenuating circumstances could be related to health, personal challenges or disability.

We are unable to consider extenuating circumstances in relation to UCAT or GAMSAT scores, or interview performance.

A successful extenuating circumstances application will not result in us accepting applicants who have not met our minimum entry requirements. Instead, applicants who have re-sat or extended the length of their qualifications (or we advise to do so) will be permitted to apply for their chosen course.

For this reason, we only accept extenuating circumstances applications for our A100 Medicine (5-year) programme. This is because other courses consider applicants who are re-sitting, or have re-sat, their level 3 qualifications.

How to apply under extenuating circumstances

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Submit a form

Submit the Extenuating Circumstances Form to by no later than 10 September, with the subject line: 'Extenuating Circumstances Application - Your Name - Course Name'.

Along with the form, submit supporting documentation as outlined below.

Applicants will receive the outcome of their application by 8 October.

What else you need to include

Along with your form, please attach relevant documentation. We require a letter/email from your school,  detailing any support that was provided to you at the time of the extenuating circumstances. Additionally, we may require a letter from your GP/hospital, police force, correspondance with exam boards, or a death certificate, depending on the circumstances. Please see further information on the Extenuating Circumstances Form.

Notes for your school, college or university

Please note that appropriate circumstances would be:

  1. serious, acute or chronic illness since the age of 14 or recently diagnosed illness 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

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