Standard Entry Medicine:
The Standard Entry Medicine course in Europe is always six years long. It can have different abbreviations, such as MBBS or MD, but all result in a masters degree in medicine.

In most schools in Europe, the dentistry programme is 5 years long except in Romania and Slovakia where it is 6 years.

Veterinary Medicine:
A degree in Veterinary Medicine in Europe is usually 5-6 years long and will prepare you for a career as a veterinary practitioner either in general practice or in a more specialised field such as small animal, farm animal, equine or exotic animal practice.
Graduate Entry Medicine:
The Graduate Entry Medicine course is open to those with a previous bachelor’s degree. Many universities require the previous degree to be natural science related, but not all (such as in Cyprus). It is usually a four-year accelerated degree but in some universities it is a five-year course.

Medicine with a Foundation Year:
This UK only course takes the form of a five-year Standard Entry Medicine with an additional year at the start, making a six-year course. This is for students who achieved highly at A level, or equivalent, but who did not take the required science subjects.
There is no difference here as the medical universities we work with all run medical programmes in English.

In the UK the cost of studying medicine is approximately £9,000 per year. In Europe, each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €20,000 per year.

In the UK you would study of a MMBS degree and in Europe an MD degree. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery and MD stands for Doctor of Medicine. The major difference between the two courses is that while MBBS is an undergraduate degree, MD is a Masters or else a Postgraduate degree. Both will allow you to work in UK after graduation.
Studying Medicine In Europe (under-graduate entry):

- A standard under-graduate entry medicine course is usually six years long, but can also be five.

- Each country and university has slightly different entrance criteria, although most universities require A-Level passes but not necessarily in science related subjects.

- Students will also have to pass the individual university entrance exams which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and cognitive skills (for example the IMAT test for Italian universities).

Studying Medicine In Europe (graduate entry):

- A standard graduate entry medicine course is usually four years.

- Students will also have to pass the MCAT test which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, maths, psychology and cognitive skills.
In the UK there are strict entry requirements for studying medicine, as students are required to have minimum of 3 A-Levels at grade A. This is not the case in Europe. After taking our pre-med course, you would be qualified for entry at any medical university in Europe.

All well as this, because of the high tuition fees and a low places to applications ratio, studying medicine in the UK is not always a viable option for UK residents and because of this, many UK students choose to study in Europe.

Last year there were over 80,000 applications to study medicine in the UK and only 12% of students were awarded a place. This also applies to dentistry with only 12% of applicants granted a place and veterinary medicine with only 14% granted a place.

In the UK the cost of studying medicine is approximately £9,000 per year. In Europe, each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €20,000 per year.
We have working partnerships with over 40 universities across Europe in 16 different countries: Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania and Armenia. After taking our pre-med course, you would be qualified for entry at medical university in any of these countries.

Graduating from any of our network of universities enables students to apply for a licence to practice with the GMC (General Medical Council). From 2022 the GMC is introducing a new licensing exam called the UK Medical Licensing Assessment. With this in mind we only work with universities that have a track record of graduate employment.
When deciding which universities to apply for, there are 4 main things for you to consider:

Cost Of Studies:
Each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €20,000 per year. You should also consider the cost of living which varies between countries and cities.

Entrance Criteria:
Each university has their own criteria for being able to study, which is usually based on students previous qualifications and entrance exams.

Qualification & Reputation:
Students will want to make sure that their qualification will allow them to work and practice medicine in their homeland or country of choice.

Social Aspects:
Students will need to choose whether they want to study in a big city or in a smaller university town where the social and cultural experience will be different.
To practise medicine in the UK you need to hold registration with a licence to practise with the GMC (General Medical Council).

To awarded a licence with the GMC, you must have a medical degree from a University which is listed in the World Directory Of Medical Schools. As long as your university is listed here, you will be able to get a licence with the GMC as long as you meet their standard criteria.

Also from 2023 all students studying abroad you will have to take the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) to register with the GMC.
Free Information & Advice:

- Choosing where to study medicine is a minefield and there are many things to consider including the location, length of course and of course the costs of the degree.

- If you are studying medicine in Europe, you also have to factor in living in a different country for 4-6 years, so language, culture and distance from family must all be considered.

- If you book in a free consultation session with us, we can asses your eligibility to study medicine in Europe and make you aware of your options.

University Applications:

- The process of completing the documentation for university applications can be stressful and overwhelming, but it needn’t be.

- We can help support you with your applications, making sure that everything is submitted in the correct format, including any translations, payments and submissions that are required by the university.

- The process starts with a free in-person consultation making sure that the student meets the criteria and has all the correct documentation. We will then prepare and submit a detailed admission application, including your personal statement and even plan and organise the time location for your crucial entrance exams.

Passing Entrance Exams:

- If you wish wish to study medicine in Europe, our partners London Medical Academy can help you prepare for the IMAT (Italian universities), MCAT and individual European university admission tests (such as Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic etc) via a pre-med course.

- All of the pre-med courses are taught in English and focus on all of the syllabus knowledge required to pass the admission tests for all medicine and dentistry study programmes (within the subjects of anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and cognitive skills).

- There are several course options available including regular, intensive and live online courses.
To make sure you pass your entrance exams to study medicine at the best medical schools you should consider enrolling enrol onto a pre-med course or entrance exam prep course. Pre-Med courses can prepare you for entrance exams to over 40 medical universities in 12 different EU countries, as well as medical universities in the UK and USA.

By taking a pre-med course with London Medical Academy, you’re not only setting yourself up for success in your entrance exams, but also for the first year of medical school, as we cover many subjects within the medical degree syllabus.

Choose from a 12 or 21 week course, covering Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Anatomy and Cognitive Skills, all taught by experienced medical lecturers.

Your tutor-led lessons will be supported by your own study and homework assignments, alongside further reading, for well-rounded medical knowledge. We also have online pre-med courses (with live online lectures) available for students that are not able to study in London.

With the tutors’ support and guidance, you will complete over 30 mock exams to prepare you for your university entrance exams, ensuring that there are no surprises when it comes to the real thing.

We’re so confident in our skilled lecturers, modern teaching methods, our strategic syllabus and the success rate of our graduates, that we are happy to offer you a money back guarantee if you do not get a place at one of your selected universities after taking a pre-med course with us.
Secure your place to study medicine by using our university placement service which begins with a detailed consultation (up to 3 hours) where we will go through in detail all of the university options available to you for studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine.

We will go through all of the implications for studying at each university including the cost of studies, entrance criteria, university reputation and the language and culture of the universities city and country.

Because we work closely with medical universities to ensure our pre-med courses are always up-to-date, consequently all of our consultants are experts the universities in our network and will personally work with you to help you choose the universities that are best suited to you.

Once you’ve selected the universities you’d like on your shortlist (you can opt for up to six), we will prepare and submit your detailed admission application and make sure we’ve included all the necessary paperwork. We will even plan and organise the location for your crucial entrance exams.

Once you’ve secured your place at the school of your choosing we will also assist with your accommodation, bank account, SIM card, and all other necessary logistical details involved with studying abroad.
We offer three application management and placement services which are for partner universities (completely free), non partner universities (£499 per university) and guaranteed placement for universities in Georgia and Ukraine (£1299).
Once we have had an initial consultation with you, we will be able to tell you whether we can guarantee you a place to study medicine at a medical university in Georgia or Ukraine.

This will be for a university listed in the World Directory Of medical Schools meaning that you will be able to apply for a licence to practice medicine in the UK.

Once you pay for the service, we will have a detailed consultation with you and then prepare everything for your application. You will then have to have an interview with your chosen university before being offered a place.

If for any reason, you are not offered place at your chosen school in Georgia or Ukraine (as part of this service), you will receive a full refund.
Once your place is secured at your chosen medical school we will find you accommodation in your new city, support your student visa application and all the other necessary logistical details before your departure.
If you are serious about studying medicine in the UK or Europe then the next step is to book a free initial consultation session with us where we can assess your personal situation and advise you of whether you would meet the criteria to study medicine in Europe.