Edinburgh Medical School


Due to high competition for places, transfers are difficult.

Clinical transfers

Students from the University of St Andrews may apply via the St Andrews/Scotland matching scheme (but not outwith that scheme).

More information for St Andrews and IMU transfers

Students from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford who have completed the appropriate parts of the Medical degree, can apply for entry to Year 4 for the limited number of places that may be available.  It is also important to note that year 4 usually commences in August. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.  Applicants will be expected to attend an interview which is known as an Assessment Day should there be potential for any available places for Year 4 entry. Details on our Assessment Days can be found below


MBChB Assessment Days



More information about the Curriculum at Edinburgh


Transfers due to extenuating circumstances

We do also consider transfer requests from those with extenuating circumstances wishing to apply whilst studying medicine elsewhere.  In these cases full details of the circumstances must be provided to the Undergradaute Admissions Team in writing (via email or post) along with an official transcript and letter of support from the Dean/Senior member of staff from your current institution where undertaking your medicine studies.  Once all of this information has been considered if appropriate you will be invited to attend an interview before a final decision is made.


Internal transfers

We are not able to consider internal transfer applications to our medicine programme.


Undergraduate Admissions

  • Undergraduate Admissions

Contact details



Room SU219, 2nd Floor
The Chancellor’s Building
Edinburgh BioQuarter
49 Little France Crescent

Post Code
EH16 4SB