International students choose to come to the UK for all kinds of reasons, but mainly due to the prestigious universities that offer top education programmes in medicine that is widely recognised across the world. As well as the educational appeal, international students choose the UK because of the lifestyle, architecture and culture.
At The Future Medic, we are experts in helping international students obtain a place at their chosen medical schools in the UK. Here you will learn more about what it means to study medicine abroad as an international student and what we do to help the thousands of students coming to the UK to study every year.
International medical students
There are approximately 680,000 international students studying in the UK and out of those there are thousands of international students coming to the UK to study medicine every year. Many students from abroad choose to study in the UK because of the prestigious education system and top-quality universities. Many UK universities even rank as some of the best in the world!
Is it possible to study medicine in the UK as an international student?
Yes, it is possible to study medicine in a different country and it is often beneficial to your career. Many students choose the UK because of the opportunities it creates after their study but it’s not easy to get a place. Competition in the UK for medical school places is fierce and even more so for international students.
You will need to check what qualifications are needed to study in your chosen country and what the application process entails. For example, in the UK you will most likely need to take the UCAT before applying for medical school through UCAS. This is a test that universities hold in high esteem to help them decide who to invite for an interview. The UCAT is unlike any test you will have taken before and it tests the skills and attributes deemed important to study medicine.
Another thing you need to keep in mind is the cost of studying medicine abroad. Now, it’s possible that you may be able to do this on a scholarship, which will mean that your fees for studying will be covered by the university or institution for which you are studying, but these are rare and difficult to achieve. However, even if you receive a scholarship or grant, there are still going to be costs that you will need to keep in mind when studying abroad.
Why you should choose to study medicine abroad
Studying medicine abroad is exciting and can open up new doors once you have finished studying, not to mention provide you with endless life experiences that you may not get if you study in your home country. There are so many benefits to studying abroad, including:
- Experiencing a new culture
- Develop an understanding of how medicine differs across the world
- It provides the potential for unique career opportunities and additional study opportunities that could widen your perspective and understanding of the medical field
- An opportunity to apply to the best universities in the world with a wider choice of medical schools.
- A wider choice of job placement after you finish studying with different salary opportunities. The average doctor’s salary in the UK, for example, is competitive and scalable with experience.
Making the decision to study abroad or not can be a difficult one and there are a lot of factors to consider, not to mention hard work and research but we believe it will be worth it when you get accepted only your chosen school and move to experience life and study in a new place. T
The UK is one of the top places to study medicine and here are the top best 8 medical universities that you should consider applying to:
- Imperial College London
Places for these universities are extremely competitive as studying at prestigious universities and doing well will increase your career opportunities after you have finished studying, not to mention provide you with an excellent medical school education that will better equip you for the world of medicine.
How to get accepted into medical school abroad
Getting accepted into a medical school abroad is challenging, particularly if you’re applying to a top university like the 8 above in the UK.
First, you need to make sure you achieve the correct qualifications for medical school and if you plan to study abroad, you will need to do your research on what is needed in the country you intend to study in. You also need to consider what your rough plans are for the future and make sure that the country you intend to study in has a recognised qualification that can be used and practised in different parts of the world.
The UK has widely recognised medical school education which allows students to travel and work in medicine, which is why many international students choose the UK and Europe as their chosen places of study.
We have helped thousands of students enter medical school
Getting into medical school is a challenge as there is a lot of competition, particularly to study in the UK. Find help if you want to study abroad and look no further than The Future Medic where we have qualified and experienced tutors and mentors who have gone through the process themselves, worked in the industry and even sat on admission panels for different UK universities.
Our aim is to help you get into your chosen school the first time around so you don’t need to continuously reapply for medical school. Or, if you have already previously applied but were rejected, we have the expertise and experience to help you strengthen your chances this time around.
The Future Medic
We know that international students make excellent doctors but we also know that medical school places for international students are limited and very competitive. The average success rate is between 5% and 10%. Despite these odds, you should not feel disadvantaged because we are here to help.
We specialise in international applications, and have helped students from all over the world get into UK medical schools so there’s no reason why we can’t help you to achieve your goal. We appreciate that English is often not your first language and so it can be difficult to fully understand English mannerisms and phrases.
We make special effort to focus on any language barriers and coach you in such a way that this does not become a hindrance at your interview, and rather you score perfect marks on the communication elements of the interview.
At The Future Medic, we offer a range of packages that can support you in your application from revising for the UCAT, preparing your personal statement or rehearsing interview questions to give you the best chance of getting one of the limited spaces on a medical course at a UK university.
How many international medical students are there in the UK?
There are thousands of international students studying medicine in the UK, however places are limited and difficult to get hold of. This is why you should consider getting support from us to increase your chances of getting accepted. For international students the chances of getting accepted in the UK are lower than students already living in the UK.
But, we have helped many international students successfully gain a place at a top UK university to study medicine, despite the odds. For more information on what we can do to help you, including with the UCAT, your personal statement, application and interview, contact The Future Medic and we will be happy to assist you.