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I'm an international student (born 1998) currently studying in year 13 at a boarding school in Wales, and my visa for my studies will end around August this year. I have been rejected from Trinity College, Cambridge for medicine. They gave me an interview but I was not pooled. I am thinking about reapplying for the same course to the same college in the upcoming application round. What are some of the things that I should be aware of? Is it a good idea to do so? Should it be a different college this time? What's the best preparation if I were to make this decision?

These are my examination results so far:
BMAT: 5.6, 7.5, 3.5A

AS:
Biology (200/200 ums), Chemistry (200/200 ums), Mathematics (300/300 ums) - WJEC modular
Physics - OCR linear, grade A (123/140 raw mark) Currently taking same A2 subjects (all 4 subjects)

Other achievements:
Bronze British Biology Olympiad
Gold Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Silver British Physics Olympiad (AS Challenge)
Gold UKMT senior

I have no GCSE/IGCSEs, only a transcript from my previous school.
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I'm an international student (born 1998) currently studying in year 13 at a boarding school in Wales, and my visa for my studies will end around August this year. I have been rejected from Trinity College, Cambridge for medicine. They gave me an interview but I was not pooled. I am thinking about reapplying for the same course to the same college the upcoming application round. What are some of the things that I should be aware of? Is it a good idea to do so? Should it be a different college this time? What's the best preparation if I were to make this decision?

These are my examination results so far:
BMAT: 5.6, 7.5, 3.5A

AS:
Biology (200/200 ums), Chemistry (200/200 ums), Mathematics (300/300 ums) - WJEC modular
Physics - OCR linear, grade A (123/140 raw mark) Currently taking same A2 subjects (all 4 subjects)

Other achievements:
Bronze British Biology Olympiad
Gold Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Silver British Physics Olympiad (AS Challenge)
Gold UKMT senior

I have no GCSE/IGCSEs, only a transcript from my previous school.
Do you have or are you waiting for Medicine offers from any other university? If so, accept one of them.

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Do you have or are you waiting for Medicine offers from any other university? If so, accept one of them.

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I'm not holding any offer right now, but I have been invited to an interview at a different university. If I remember correctly, by accepting one of the other university's offer and starting to enter year one of that university, you're no longer eligible to reapplying to Cambridge that year. You seem to be suggesting against reapplying, can you explain why?
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I'm not holding any offer right now, but I have been invited to an interview at a different university. If I remember correctly, by accepting one of the other university's offer and starting to enter year one of that university, you're no longer eligible to reapplying to Cambridge that year. You seem to be suggesting against reapplying, can you explain why?
Correct.

And because getting a Medicine offer needs to be your primary goal, not holding out purely for a Cambridge place. Many aspiring medics get no offers at all, and there's no guarantee you will be more successful next year.

If you receive an offer elsewhere take it.

If you don't, and you exceed Cambridge's typical requirements, then consider re-applying. But the advice is to choose a different college.

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Just accept what ever you get, it's hard enough to get in already


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(Original post by PCBMM)
I'm an international student (born 1998) currently studying in year 13 at a boarding school in Wales, and my visa for my studies will end around August this year. I have been rejected from Trinity College, Cambridge for medicine. They gave me an interview but I was not pooled. I am thinking about reapplying for the same course to the same college in the upcoming application round. What are some of the things that I should be aware of? Is it a good idea to do so? Should it be a different college this time? What's the best preparation if I were to make this decision?

These are my examination results so far:
BMAT: 5.6, 7.5, 3.5A

AS:
Biology (200/200 ums), Chemistry (200/200 ums), Mathematics (300/300 ums) - WJEC modular
Physics - OCR linear, grade A (123/140 raw mark) Currently taking same A2 subjects (all 4 subjects)

Other achievements:
Bronze British Biology Olympiad
Gold Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Silver British Physics Olympiad (AS Challenge)
Gold UKMT senior

I have no GCSE/IGCSEs, only a transcript from my previous school.
I tend to agree with what a previous poster said.
All uk universities have a strict quota set by the government for how many international students they can accept fir their medical course (only for Medicine). So it makes already competitive medicine course at any uni even more competitive for international applicants.
If you're thinking of becoming a practicing medical doctor in uk, which medical school you went to does not really affect your future job prospect. And there're many other good universities/medical schools and, tbh, teaching of some of them are actually better in/more geared towards training a future practicing medical doctors.
If the only reason for trying another year is to try to get in Cambridge, I think you're playing a rather dangerous game.
Not even sure if you can extend your visa if you're graduating from the current school. It'll be extremely difficult to get another student visa if you're not enrolled to a proper school. Are you thinking of going back to your country and re-apply from there?
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I tend to agree with what a previous poster said.
All uk universities have a strict quota set by the government for how many international students they can accept fir their medical course (only for Medicine). So it makes already competitive medicine course at any uni even more competitive for international applicants.
If you're thinking of becoming a practicing medical doctor in uk, which medical school you went to does not really affect your future job prospect. And there're many other good universities/medical schools and, tbh, teaching of some of them are actually better in/more geared towards training a future practicing medical doctors.
If the only reason for trying another year is to try to get in Cambridge, I think you're playing a rather dangerous game.
Not even sure if you can extend your visa if you're graduating from the current school. It'll be extremely difficult to get another student visa if you're not enrolled to a proper school. Are you thinking of going back to your country and re-apply from there?
Thank you very much for your reply. If I am going to reapply, I will have to do it back in my country. I understand that the application process and requirements will be different. The reason why I am considering this decision is because I feel that Cambridge would be able to offer me a combination of things that other universities won't within their courses. These include being within a highly academic environment, learning through their traditional teaching style (including the tutorial system), meeting many people with extreme interests in their fields, the MB/PhD programme, and also a little bit to do with the living conditions. Of course, I could be wrong, and Cambridge could be the worst decision in my life, but eventually everyone is facing risks when they make their university decisions, and this is one of those risks that I may be willing to take. The competition is fierce every year, and I understand that many candidates like myself may never be worth a place in Cambridge at all. Right now, I just need as much information as I can gather, then I could make an informed decision about my future.
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So did you reapply? If you did how did it go?
(Original post by PCBMM)
Thank you very much for your reply. If I am going to reapply, I will have to do it back in my country. I understand that the application process and requirements will be different. The reason why I am considering this decision is because I feel that Cambridge would be able to offer me a combination of things that other universities won't within their courses. These include being within a highly academic environment, learning through their traditional teaching style (including the tutorial system), meeting many people with extreme interests in their fields, the MB/PhD programme, and also a little bit to do with the living conditions. Of course, I could be wrong, and Cambridge could be the worst decision in my life, but eventually everyone is facing risks when they make their university decisions, and this is one of those risks that I may be willing to take. The competition is fierce every year, and I understand that many candidates like myself may never be worth a place in Cambridge at all. Right now, I just need as much information as I can gather, then I could make an informed decision about my future.
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