Edinburgh Medical School

Entry requirements

You must meet the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered.

Please note:  we are currently reviewing the selection process for 2020 entry and will update our website as and when new information becomes available. 

For up to date information on our academic entry requirements, please see the information on the University's Degree Finder at the link below:

MBChB programme on the University of Edinburgh degree finder

The competition for places in the MBChB programme is extremely high. For 2018 entry, we received approximately 2,270 applications for 190 UK/EU places and 440 overseas applications for 17 places. This means there was about one place for every 12 Home/EU applicants and one place for every 26 overseas applicants. We are therefore generally unable to consider any applicant who has not achieved or is not predicted to achieve our entrance requirements.

For Academic Year 2020, candidates flagged as “Plus” (as defined in the University’s Contextual Admissions and Widening Access Offers Policy) will be expected to meet our Minimum Entry Requirement instead of our Standard Entry Requirement. These are outlined in the Degree Finder - link above.

You can find further information on the University’s Contextual admissions and Widening Acccess Offers policy - and use our online Contextual Data Checker - here:

Widening Access Offers

You can use the links below to find out more information about the admissions process:

Academic requirements

Non-academic requirements

The Universities Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Graduate and mature student information

Access Courses

Transfers