Apply for this course through UCAS. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.

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UCAS checklist

Information to include on your form
(all courses)
 You must provide:
  • Full details of your Level 2 (GCSE equivalent qualifications) with grades
  • Full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent qualifications) with achieved/predicted grades
  • A personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website)
  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades

Four year Medicine MBBS (graduate entry)

UCAS code A101

 You must provide:
  • Full details of your undergraduate education with achieved/predicted grades (and postgraduate qualifications, if applicable)
  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institution(s) with predicted grades
After submitting your application to UCAS
  • Log in to UCAS Track and check your application to see if all your academic details have been included
  • If any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades


International applicants

  • International applicants must provide a full syllabus/transcript of the subjects they have completed up to year 12 (or equivalent)
  • Students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland will need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK

Read our immigration and visa advice.


After making an application, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Multiple Mini Interview (held December to April)

An MMI combines traditional-style questions with task-based activities. The interview consists of up to eight activities each lasting five minutes (40 minutes in total).

Example MMI tasks
  • Pack a suitcase for a trip, where the case can only contain half of the items available
  • Travelling on the London Underground, one of your friends has become separated from the group – it’s their first time in London – describe your plan of action
  • You have a list of 15 individuals, giving their sex, age and occupation – you can save five of them from nuclear attack – which five and why?
  • As captain of a football team, inform a member of your team that they have not been selected to play in the final
  • Inform your neighbour that you have just (accidentally) run over and killed their cat
Key competencies assessed  
  • Academic ability and intellect
  • Empathy
  • Initiative and resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Organisation and problem solving
  • Team work
  • Insight and integrity
  • Effective learning style

This interview format provides a high level of interaction between you and the interviewer. It gives you a chance to demonstrate more than just a taught knowledge of your chosen field of science.

MMIs are a better predictor of academic performance and professional behaviour than traditional panel interviews. This format also allows us to assess more candidates in a shorter period of time, which means you will get the results of sooner.

Visit Taste of Medicine (Scrubbing Up section) for more advice on preparing for interviews.

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.

Please note that we cannot consider extenuating circumstances in regards to degree classification for application to the Medicine (Graduate Entry) programme.

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

If your school or college 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 or college or university within 15 working days of you submitting your application form (UCAS or direct applications)

Please send the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For medicine MBBS5 (A100) and medicine MBBS graduate entry (A101) - the form must be received no later than the 1st November in the year of application.

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 (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;

Serious disruption of educational provision at their school/college/university.

Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:21