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    How competitive is medicine for intnl students in the uk? more competitive than it is for home students? and do they tend to meet the offer of AAA (obviously they wont have gce qualifications but ones which are equivalent).
    Would i stand a good chance of getting in if I got AAB (B in chem)?
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    It's really competitive since each uni only offers roughly about 20 places for international students and the number of applicants are significantly large too.
    Those who got in usually meet the minimum requirement due to sheer number of people applying.
    I believed the minimum entry requirement for medicine now is AAA and most unis require A in chemistry. However, you can give it a shot and apply to med schools by playing your strengths.
    all the best.
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    (Original post by Jckc123)
    It's really competitive since each uni only offers roughly about 20 places for international students and the number of applicants are significantly large too.
    Those who got in usually meet the minimum requirement due to sheer number of people applying.
    I believed the minimum entry requirement for medicine now is AAA and most unis require A in chemistry. However, you can give it a shot and apply to med schools by playing your strengths.
    all the best.
    Thanks man! ive heard from teachers that despite having a small number of places, it's easier for international students to get in because they pay loads more money. I really hope its true
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    And im fluent in english so wouldnt that be a bonus?? i wont have to spend time doing an english course on top.
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    (Original post by errrr...)
    Thanks man! ive heard from teachers that despite having a small number of places, it's easier for international students to get in because they pay loads more money. I really hope its true
    That only applies to the courses that aren't medicine. Yes, internationals pay more for medicine, but because of the limits, acceptance rates are lower for internationals than home students.

    Being fluent in english is a basic requirement. I don't know any international medics who aren't completely fluent in english. You will probably be weeded out in the interview if your english isn't good enough.
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    (Original post by errrr...)
    Thanks man! ive heard from teachers that despite having a small number of places, it's easier for international students to get in because they pay loads more money. I really hope its true
    That can be true or false, depending on how many people apply to that particular uni.
    Most internationals who apply can be quite rich

    Referring to your later post, fluency in English is a must really to pass the interview! They make sure that the internationals they take in are competent in English.

    However, dont fret and good luck!
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    Just to add on, an A grade equivalent in chemistry is pretty much a must in every medical school in uk, though there might be one or two schools which don't have such a requirement...

    As an international applicant and medic fresher, I'd say that it is more competitive for international students to get into medicine due to the limited places available which I believe is capped at 7% of the intake.

    Also, there are other prerequisites other than the obvious grade requirements, such as the ukcat or bmat as well as work experience, which is very important since medicine is a long course and it's essential that you are prepared to make the commitment and be sure about choosing it.

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