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Is anybody hoping to apply at Chester for graduate entry medicine?
It isn’t open to UK students yet but I’m hoping it will be ready by the time I am applying to universities (October 2022).
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can uk students apply for 2022 entry? It says on there website there taking intake for sept 2022?
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Hi Jcon94 and Leaf. :hello:

Our plans are to take our first students in September 2022, but this is subject to our programme obtaining approval from the General Medical Council. We are in the process of applying for that approval and hope to have a decision by the Autumn of 2021. Until that approval is obtained, we are unable to recruit students.

You should also be aware that pending any increase in funding for medical student places by the UK government, any places that we offer in September 2022 will be subject to full economic costed fees. These are in the region of £40,000 per annum. For this reason, until further funded places are made available, the vast majority of our places in 2022 will be for International students where we are able to charge the full fees. Having said that, we do want to make as many places as possible available to UK students with a fee cap of £9,250.

We are very hopeful that by 2023, the government will have announced an expansion in funded medical school places which will allow us to take UK students. :crossedf:

I hope this helps!

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(Original post by Leaf.)
can uk students apply for 2022 entry? It says on there website there taking intake for sept 2022?
I am hoping to be able to apply in 2022 to start in 2023 so I’m really hoping I will be able to apply to Chester by then!
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Hi Jcon94 and Leaf. :hello:

Our plans are to take our first students in September 2022, but this is subject to our programme obtaining approval from the General Medical Council. We are in the process of applying for that approval and hope to have a decision by the Autumn of 2021. Until that approval is obtained, we are unable to recruit students.

You should also be aware that pending any increase in funding for medical student places by the UK government, any places that we offer in September 2022 will be subject to full economic costed fees. These are in the region of £40,000 per annum. For this reason, until further funded places are made available, the vast majority of our places in 2022 will be for International students where we are able to charge the full fees. Having said that, we do want to make as many places as possible available to UK students with a fee cap of £9,250.

We are very hopeful that by 2023, the government will have announced an expansion in funded medical school places which will allow us to take UK students. :crossedf:

I hope this helps!

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Can I ask if UK students are able to apply if they can pay the full fees?
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Can I ask if UK students are able to apply if they can pay the full fees?
Hi jobojobojoboxxx

Unfortunately, UK students aren't currently able to apply for September 2022 entry. This is because the Government has currently not assigned the University any funding for UK students. This means that for September 2022, we are only going to be able to take International students. We hope this will change for 2023.


The reason for this is that the clinical placements for medical students are funded separately by the Government and are around £35,000 per annum. This money goes straight to the NHS placement provider (i.e. medical schools do not "see" this money). However, this money is "capped" by the Government, effectively limiting the number of medical student places available. We can't offer places to students on the course without the clinical placements and, without the £35,000 from the Government each year, the NHS hospitals won't make the placements available. For International students, there is a "work-around" if they are able to pay for their clinical placements themselves. This is not open to UK students since the fees for UK students are always capped at £9250 per annum.

Our aim in Chester is to lobby hard for the Government to increase funding for medical student places so we can take UK students. Indeed, our whole ethos is around widening participation to medicine for local students. As soon as we have any news regarding this funding, we can let you know.


Fingers crossed we will be able to start accepting UK students from 2023!

Alex
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... This is not open to UK students since the fees for UK students are always capped at £9250 per annum...
Thank you for being clear.

But it's a shame home students couldn't pay £40,000 or whatever per year because Buckingham med school has managed to do that (they accept UK students but they pay international fees).

But then I suppose it would be unfair if, in the future, you'd have one year group paying £40,000 odd and another year group paying £9250 / the GEM rate.
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