Applying to study medicine in Europe: what you should know
Studying medicine in Europe—in English—is becoming an attractive option for potential medical students
- By: Anna Sayburn
To achieve a place at a UK medical school, you face a lot of competition. In 2015, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service reported that there were 21 650 applicants competing for 8000 places.1 For applicants desperate to realise their dream to be a doctor, applying to study medicine in Europe is becoming an increasingly attractive option because competition is less intense, required grades are lower, and tuition fees and livings costs are generally cheaper. This article gives an overview of what you should know before applying to courses in medicine based in Europe which teach in the English language.
Medical schools in the United Kingdom require applicants to achieve at least three A or A* grades at A level. Medical schools in Europe, however, often require only three passes at A level. One of the best known medicine courses is at Charles University, in Prague; it requires applicants to have