Overseas Applicants


Dundee Medical School has a strong tradition of providing excellent training to overseas students whose presence also brings much to the course. An overseas candidate is defined by their place of domicile being outside the UK or EU member countries, we are currently able to offer 12 overseas (fee paying) places each year on the 5 year A100 medical course. Overseas applicants are assessed on the same basis as home students and must also complete the UKCAT and attend for interview.  Overseas students are welcome to apply for the Pre-Medical A104 6 year course but only if they fulfil the normal criteria as a ‘non-science’ applicant. (This course cannot be used to compensate for insufficient academic performance.) Overseas graduates from the Dundee course are typically expected to complete their early training for two further years in the UK as a Foundation Doctor but this is not a requirement.

Entrance requirements

We publish entry requirements for those international qualifications we see commonly but, in general, we expect applicants to have gained sufficient credit to have been eligible for entry to medicine in their home country. See http://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/medicine.htm (What are the Entry Requirements).  

We also require evidence of a high level of written and verbal English language skills. In addition to a qualification comparable to a Standard Grade or CGSE Level pass in English Language, applicants must be able to demonstrate and certify an English language qualification from one of the three recognised and accepted certifications, International English Language Testing (IELTS), Pearson VUE English or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Alternative English Language qualifications are NOT accepted for Medicine (MB ChB) applicants. 

The usual requirements regarding Health and Fitness to Practice must also be met.

Other Information

All overseas applicants are most welcome to join our open days but we recognise this will not be practical for many.  All overseas applicants invited to attend for interview are called on the same day when we provide a welcoming informative event and accommodation (for applicant +1) the evening before.  After interview there will be also an opportunity to tour the facilities and meet with some existing students to hear firsthand what it is like studying here.  We also now offer an 'MMI' interview in Kuala Lumpur in December each year in conjunction with a 'post offer' open day in May once offers have been announced.  More information will be made available to those applying from this region.  Please contact us if you require further information to help you decide if Dundee would be a good place for you to study. 


We recognise that overseas students can face particular pressures with adjustment to a new culture. The University has an acclaimed support system for overseas students in general  - and the Medical School offers additional support via a staff member with a specific remit and expertise in this area.