Edinburgh Medical School

Medical electives

Students from medical schools from all over the world can undertake elective attachments at our medical school.

Medical students

Electives are for a maximum period of four weeks of study.


Visiting students are not charged tuition fees but must be able to afford their own living expenses.

There is an administration fee of £130.


The timetables for 2018 are now open.  Please note that there is no availability until September 2018.

Applications should be made at least six to eight months prior to the elective date, and for some specialities, even earlier.

The application form includes details of deadlines and other requirements.

Receipt of application form does not guarantee an offer of attachment.

Places are offered on first come first served basis.