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I would like to know if any of you have dealt with issues concerning age. I will be applying for 2017 entry and will be passing my French baccalaureat then. My problem is that most unis require their students to be 18 by the time the course starts and I only turn 18 by mid-october (only a few weeks after start of course). I was wondering if any of you had/have the same issue, and if you know a list of universities that don't have age restrictions.

Thanks a lot!
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Hey!! I had this issue! I'm applying for medicine 2016 entry and I'm a year younger than my peers but like you become 18 early October.

Anyway,from unis I was interested in Leicester and Keele were very strict about this and advised me to apply the next year whereas Birmingham manchester sheffield and Liverpool didn't mind at all

If you just email the unis you're intrsted in ( email the medical admissions teams ) and they should give you clear ideas x
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(Original post by IcedArizona)
Hello!
I would like to know if any of you have dealt with issues concerning age. I will be applying for 2017 entry and will be passing my French baccalaureat then. My problem is that most unis require their students to be 18 by the time the course starts and I only turn 18 by mid-october (only a few weeks after start of course). I was wondering if any of you had/have the same issue, and if you know a list of universities that don't have age restrictions.

Thanks a lot!
My son has similar issues and applied to Newcastle, Durham, Nottingham and Aberdeen with no problem. If I remember correctly from the research, Leicester, Manchester, Kings, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh were also OK with an under 18 starter (Scottish Uni's are usually OK as run different HE and school years).
UCL definitely wasn't (remember that one as he really wanted to go there) and know several of the others had lower age limits too, but cannot categorically say I can remember which ones. It sometimes took some digging out but the info was available on websites or in the prospectus. Good luck
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(Original post by IcedArizona)
Hello!
I would like to know if any of you have dealt with issues concerning age. I will be applying for 2017 entry and will be passing my French baccalaureat then. My problem is that most unis require their students to be 18 by the time the course starts and I only turn 18 by mid-october (only a few weeks after start of course). I was wondering if any of you had/have the same issue, and if you know a list of universities that don't have age restrictions.

Thanks a lot!
It will differ between universities, but the 2016 Admissions Policy for Medicine at Newcastle states that we don't impose an age limit, but due to Enhanced DBS / NHS regulations it might not be possible to admit someone who would be under 17 on entry. I doubt it will change for 2017 entry, and you'll be 17 when the course starts, so it's not a problem

There's more info about our general policies for students under 18 here http://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/sites/cen...0Procedure.pdf

All the best

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Looks like you have to research which schools allow 17 or take a gap year or deferred entry
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From my research, St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Brighton & Sussex, Nottingham, and Newcastle all accept 17 year old undergraduate medicine students.

Plymouth, Lancaster, and Leicester seem to be negotiable. So they won't automatically reject you just because of your age.

UCL, Imperial, Southampton, East Anglia, Hull York, King's, Queen Mary, and Sheffield require students to be 18 or above at the start of the course. I'm not sure about the other schools.
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