Q. What are medical schools looking for?
A. Medical schools are interested in applicants with excellent academic abilities, strong interpersonal, clear motivation for medicine , and demonstrated compassion and concern for others.
Q. What kind of grades will I need to be accepted to medical school?
A. Good A-Level grades or a university bachelor degree in certain sciences. Exact grade requirements vary between universities. Take the Starter Package for us to assess your grades and qualifications.
Q. When should I apply to medical school?
A. If you are finishing your A-Levels or are graduating in July/August then you may Apply by May/June of the same year.
Your predicted grades will be used (subject to agreement with the specific university), however priorities are given to those who have already finished/graduated.
Q. Does EuropaMedicine deal with applicants from outside of the EU?
A. Yes we do. We advise choosing our Starter Package to see if your qualifications will be accepted.
Q. Do medical schools look down on people who don’t go directly to medical school from college?
A. No. In fact, the average age of people starting medical school is 24, and the vast majority of applicants take some time off. Taking time off allows many applicants the chance to do interesting things like research, teaching, travel or community service. This makes them even more impressive to medical school admissions committees.
Q. How can EuropaMedicine help me?
A. We have extensive knowledge of European medical schools and their requirements. We are able to assess your grades (including predicted grades) and see which universities you can be a good applicant for. We take on the hard work for you of applying to the universities and we assist you at every step to make the whole process from making the application, to preparation of oral exams/interviews, to the final stage of acceptance easy for you.
Q. How does the process work?
A. Based on the services you require, you choose a package; Starter, Silver or Gold. Thereafter, we will take care of everything for you until the very end (subject to terms and condition of the particular Package).
Q. When should I submit my application?
A. Our advice to you is to APPLY EARLY! Like in any sphere where demand is higher than supply, we advise getting in touch with us early so that your journey can begin sooner than the rest. Head over to our Apply Now section to get started.
Application for September intake starts in March the same year.
Application for February intake starts in September, the year before.
Q. How should I choose schools to apply to?
Based on your final Grades and University Fee, cost of living, choice of country or region we will recommend suitable universities for you.
Q. How do I begin an application?
Please see our Application Process page for details.
Q. How much does it cost to apply through EuropaMedicine?
Prices start from £35 for the starter Package.
For full list of services available in each package, please refer to the Apply Now section of our website.
Q. When will I find out whether I’ve been accepted by a medical school?
A. A university may give you conditional offer (subject to passing their entry exam) during the admission cycle. i.e between April-July or Nov-Jan.
However you will be invited for an entry exam/oral exam. The results can be expected to be available immediately or within a few days.
Q. What transcripts are required? Where/when should they be sent?
This varies for each university, therefore we will guide you as to what/when and where to send them.
Q. Whom should I ask for letters of recommendation?
A. Your teachers/professors. However, not all universities require it. Should they, or if we think it may help, we will inform you to prepare these.
Q. When will I take the entry exam?
Between Jun-Sep or Jan-Feb subject to admission cycle and choice of university.
Q. Should I take GAMSAT, BMAT OR UKCAT?
A. A distinct advantage of European medical schools is that these are not required. However if you have it, it may prove beneficial.
Q. When does the academic year begin for medical schools in Europe?
A. The academic year for the vast majority of universities begins in the beginning of September/October and finishes at the end of June. Each academic year comprises two semesters which end with a final exam. There are also a minority that also offer a February/March start.
Q. How long is the program of medicine at European medical schools?
A. The program of Medicine lasts for 4 or 6 years based on your previous qualification and university choice.
Q. Will the University courses in Medicine in be taught in English and am I required to learn the native language?
A. The courses are completely taught in English for most universities (see the list of universities we apply to here). Learning the native language is not required for most. However you maybe obliged to attend language classes once a week to help you with the basics for your own needs.
Q. Do these European Medical Universities use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)?
A. Yes. 60 credits in each academic year =a total of 360 credits from all 6 years of studies.
Q. How many months will I spend studying abroad?
A. Two Semesters last roughly 8-10 months depening on the Universities and Examination session. However vacations include: Christmas break, Easter, long Bank Holiday weekends (these vary between countries) and during summer.
Q. Do I need a student visa?
No visa is required for British citizens or other European citizens. Interested applicants of other nationalities are requested to get in touch with us before applying.
Q. Are the qualifications received from these medical schools recognised in the UK and Globally?
A. Yes. They are internationally accredited Institutions and their degrees are recognised globally. They are listed on the WHO (World Health Organization) directory of international medical schools and are on the IMED (International Medical Education Directory) public database of worldwide medical schools.
Q. In which countries can I practice medicine after obtaining a Medicine degree from these medical schools?
A. You can practice in the country of your choice, subject to country specific test/exams that are required. i.e USMLE in the USA.