Medical School Admission – No Entrance Exam

Most medical and dental programmes determine admission on an entrance exam, often sometimes paired with a face to face interview. There are however, a number of highly ranked programmes that don’t use this system and determine admission on an online interview or by assessing your paperwork. Here we summarise the programmes that have no entrance exam:

Gomel State Medical University in Belarus

Gomel is the send largest city in Belarus and is popular with aspiring doctors from all over the world. Currently over eight-hundred International students call Gomel home. The welcoming nature of the Belarusian people eases students into their new environment.

Admission is based on high schools subjects and grades only. This is also one of the most cost effective options in Europe with fees of only $4370 per year.

Make your application to GSMU here

University of Nicosia in Cyprus

This spectacular programme is situated in the Cypriot capital and is one of the best equiped medical schools in the European Union. With truly world-class accommodation and clinical placement opportunities in the UK and USA, the University of Nicosia is becoming the first choice for a growing number of aspiring doctors.

Admission is based on a video interview with offers conditional on your A-level, IB or High School Diploma results. Offers for A-level candidates are ABB including Biology and one other Science. International Baccalaureate candidates require 32 points overall with 16 at the Higher Level. Biology and one other science at the Higher Level is mandatory.

Make your application to UNIC here

Queen Mary University of London (Malta)

Yes, you read that right! Queen Mary University of London – a UK programme – have a campus in the idyllic Mediterranean nation of Malta. This is the same programme as taught in London so comes with direct GMC eligibility. This is perfect for those students who are solely focused on gaining a UK degree.

Applications are made outside of UCAS and are 100% free of charge. Following a video interview, applicants currently studying their A-levels will be made a conditional offer of AAB. IB students will be required to gain 37 points overall. At least two sciences on A-levels or at the Higher Level on the IB are required.

Applicants who have already taken the UCAT will be required to score at least 2280. If you haven’t sat the UCAT you can do so during the 2020 sitting.

Make your application to QMUL here

Riga Stradins University

Located in the capital of Latvia, Riga Stradins University is developing a formidable reputation. With state-of-the-art facilities and a low cost of living, this modern faculty is attracting more applicants year on year. Riga is situated on the Baltic coastline and is conveniently located in the Schengen passport-free area. There are also two enrolments per academic year with September enrolment being popular with gap year students and graduates. The February 2021 enrolment is ideal for 2020 school leavers. Admission is determined on your academic performance at High School and/or University.

A-level candidates should ideally have Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-level with a BBB profile. If you only have one science, RSU will still asses your application; maths is mandatory. IB candidates require Biology and Chemistry at the Higher Level with four points in both subjects. Maths can be at the Standard Level.

Apply to Riga Stradins University here

Pleven Medical University

For students looking for an EU program for less than €8000 per year, the February enrolment at Medical University Pleven is an ideal fit. The most established English language programme in Bulgaria, MU-Pleven has been educating future doctors in English since 1997. We have a huge number of graduates from Pleven working all over the world. Non-UK/EU students can apply to Pleven without the need to sit an entrance exam. Admission is determined on your academic performance. A 70% average across your grades in Biology and Chemistry is required for admission. This would correspond to a B grade in A-levels. IB candidates require Biology and Chemistry at the Higher Level with four points in both subjects.

Apply to Medical University Pleven here

Medical Doorway s here to support all applicants through the application process at these and all of our university partners. For more information don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] or call us on +44(0)17831898151.

16 responses to “Medical School Admission – No Entrance Exam”

  1. Susan Austin says:


    I am Susan Austin a UK graduate in Applied and Human Biology.

    I would like to enrol on the 4 year graduate entry medical program.

    I have legalised my graduation documents by the UK foreign and commonwealth office.

    Can you please get in touch with me to advise on my next steps to enrol with you in the medical program starting in March 2021.

    Kindest regards


  2. Chelsy says:

    I am looking for a school that teaches in english and does not have to write any entrance exam

  3. asdad says:

    Pleven does have an entrance exam for everyone.

  4. Nadia says:

    I am from Bangladesh. And i want to undergraduate in medicine. So i am looking for the university that doesn’t need entrance exam and year gap is allowed

  5. reem says:

    are their any medical schools that allow undergraduate entry after completing my A levels,
    and schools teach in english, with no native language requirments.

  6. Sadrile says:

    I’ve got 3As in chem, bio and math with a UCAT of 2470
    But was rejected from UK unis.
    I looking for a university that is cheap and doesn’t require any entrance exam. If it helps, I’m also a native Italian. Is there any uni I can apply now and get in.

  7. Vee says:

    Do you have any medical school in the UK without entrance exam that I can apply to?

  8. Mahira says:

    Hi i have completed my Bachelor’s degree in biology and want to study MBBS but i don’t want to gave medical entrance exam are there any university ?

  9. Nissi says:

    Hi, I an Ugandan, I have completed my A Level and wasn’t prepared for the UCAT or BMAT, the deadline is tomorrow, my grades are good. I want to get into a good medicine university without sitting the BMAT or UCAT…cause I can’t due to my incompetence

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