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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

This information refers to the 2021 admissions processes. Details of the 2022 admissions cycle will be published here shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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 could 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.

How to apply under extenuating circumstances

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Submit a form

You will need to ask a representative or teacher at your school, college or university to complete the Extenuating Circumstances Form for Applicants (Word) and send it to our Admissions team.

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).

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.

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 received no 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 (eg 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 your school, college or university

When considering endorsing an applicant’s circumstances, please note that appropriate circumstances would be:

  1. 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.

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