FAQ's for international applicantsWatch
1. What happens if my school is closed and exams cancelled?
We are aware that many international schools have closed and summer exams have been cancelled. We will continue to respond to further information as it’s released which will inform how we proceed. We are in contact with UCAS, as well as the Medical Schools Council and our aptitude test providers to ensure our processes are in-line with the latest information provided. For updates, please visit our website.
2. I have applied but not heard back?
If you are waiting to hear the outcome of your application, please note we are continuing to assess and make offers to eligible applicants using the entry requirements published on our website. We aim to have communicated a decision to all applicants within two weeks of submission or interview.
3. I have received an offer from St George’s, what happens next?
If you have applied through UCAS, you now have until 18 June to consider whether you want to accept our offer. UCAS have moved the date back to allow students more time to do their research.
If you are a postgraduate offer holder, and have applied through our website, the date by which you have to respond to your offer depends on when you received your offer. Offer holders who received their offer by 31 March have until 11 May to respond. Offers received after 1 April have four weeks from the date of their offer to respond.
For all offer holders, once you have accepted our offer, we will wait until we have received your final results before proceeding. While the way you attain your final results may have changed, we will continue to follow our standard practice of matching your results to your offer conditions.
We understand that these are exceptional circumstances and so if you are not able to meet the conditions outlined in your offer then we will consider other elements of your application or performance during the admissions process. We may review your interview scores (where applicable), personal statement and reference to inform the outcome of your application.
4. One of my offer conditions is to meet English Language requirements. The test centre is closed. Do I still need to take the test?
At present, applicants will still be required to meet the English Language conditions of their offer, as set out in their offer letter. We are in contact with English Language test providers and will update applicants in due course should there be any changes.
One of our most frequently requested English Language tests is IELTS, who are publishing country-specific updates. Further information can be found via the IELTS website.
A list of alternative English Language tests that we accept can be found on our website. This includes the internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) which you are able to complete from home. More information about this test can be found on the TOEFL website, and you can email the Admissions Team for further advice on [email protected].
5. One of my offer conditions is to pass Fitness to Practice requirements. What do I need to do?
All applicants holding an offer for a clinical course are required to pass an Occupational Health and police check. These checks have previously required social contact, so we are currently updating our processes in light of COVID-19. Further information will be emailed to you directly by June.
6. I have questions about Tier 4 Visa and immigration, who can I talk to at the University?
Offer holders concerned about obtaining or renewing their visas can contact our International Advising Team at [email protected]. There is also information on visa and immigration on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (see below).
7. Are there any useful websites with further information for international students and applicants?
Information on our university websitefor all applicants including international
Information for international students from the British Council's Study UK team
Information for international students from Universities UK
Information specifically for undergraduate applicants on UCAS
Information for international students on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website