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A knock-on effect of the record increase to UK medical schools is the larger number of rejections coming to students predicted A* and A for their A-levels. As these decisions filter through, students are looking for alternative pathways. While there are many options available, high achieving students should not compromise on the quality of the academic and clinical education they receive. As a result, we have experienced a surge in demand for all our university programmes but especially those located in the Mediterranean. The programmes at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus and Queen Mary University of London Malta offer unique opportunities for aspiring doctors.
Both nations are members of the Commonwealth, with English being fluently spoken by the vast majority of the populations. We have received in excess of one-hundred applications for the programmes in Malta and Cyprus. It is therefore advisable to apply now as interview slots are filling fast.
UNIC offers students an exclusive medical school experience with unparalleled opportunities. As the largest university in Southern Europe, you will be part of a comprehensive student community. This will be in addition to enjoying one of the sunniest and most pleasant year-round climates available in Europe. If you are shortlisted, you will be interviewed online and receive your offer shortly after. A-level candidates will be made an offer of ABB including biology and one other science while IB candidates are aiming for 32 points with Biology and one other science at the Higher Level. UNIC also offers a scholarship fee discount of up to 20%. Flexible payment plans means you can pay your tuition fees in eight instalments per year. The student accommodation is amongst some of the best in the world with on-site restaurants and roof top swimming pools.
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Here you will find a UK campus situated in the heart of the Mediterranean. QMUL’s MBBS in Malta in becoming increasingly popular with students who want a UK degree. This is the same programme as offered at the London campus but offers a completely different environment in which to study this world-class medical curriculum. Applicants need a UCAT, but if this wasn’t sat in 2020 you can take it in 2021. Conditional offers are made at an AAB (of which two subjects must be sciences) or 37 IB points.
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The team at Medical Doorway are supporting students every day with enquires and applications to medical school across Europe. While the deadlines to apply to Europe are more flexible than those in the UK, we are receiving an unprecedented number of applications. It is certain that a number of universities will reach their capacity earlier than they usually would. It is imperative that students apply early to secure an interview or seat on a relevant entrance exam.
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