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ABOUT US

With a history stretching back over 250 years St George's, University of London embodies a living heritage.  Our tradition in leading the way in medical, biomedical and health and social care sciences, as well as our innovation in medical and community education is very much alive and well today.

Our innovations in curriculum development include the use of new technologies, and our work in the development of virtual patients and virtual clinics goes from strength to strength.  These innovations have been recognized with numerous awards including the Times Higher Education award in 2014 where we were ranked 196th globally.

In 2011, St George’s, University of London formed a partnership with INTO University Partnerships which brings ambitious international students together to study distinctive degree level programs that lead to careers in medicine that are recognized worldwide.

The programs that were created through this partnership are exclusively for international students, and applications from UK and EU citizens/residents who would normally be considered as “home” students under UK legislation will not be considered.

The admissions pathways created via the INTO St George's, University of London partnership are:

  • International Graduate Medicine (MBBS)
  • International Medicine (BSc/MBBS)
  • Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons)
  • International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Care Sciences

WHY STUDY AT INTO SGUL

  • Location: Co-located with St George's Hospital which provides a unique learning environment to students
  • Curriculum: Theoretical learning and clinical practice go hand in hand
  • Clinical Sites: Opportunity to study in the UK and the US
  • Fantastic student experience and small class sizes
  • Pathway to residency in the US and Canada

Validation:

The program is validated and quality assured by St George’s, University of London.  For our MBBS programs, the clinical years take place in the UK and US and students are also prepared for the USMLE.

STUDYING WITH US

 

International Graduate Medicine (MBBS)

Overview:

In addition to their classes (PBL structured) and clinical rotations, students will also be prepping for and taking the USMLE Steps 1 and 2 exams and will have regular access to residency advising.

Successful completion of this program leads to the award of an MBBS degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School which is equivalent to a US MD degree. Graduates from this program will be considered international medical graduates (IMGs) in the US.

Duration of Study: 4 Years

Location of Study:
            Years 1 and 2:  St George's, University of London Campus
            Years 3 and 4:  US Clinical Site*

*Students who are unable to access the US for two years under immigration rules may alternatively take Year 3 in the UK.

 

International Medicine (BSc/MBBS)

Overview:
This six-year program aims to meet the high demand for qualified doctors by offering a combined Bachelor's and medical degree program for those with A-level, High School or equivalent qualifications wishing to progress directly into medical training.  This program has a strong focus on inter-professional training and clinical placements right from the beginning.  The curriculum combines Case Based Learning (CBL), Problem Based Learning (PBL) and also a research paper. 

Successful completion of this program leads to the award of an MBBS degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School which is equivalent to a US MD degree.  Students will also receive a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc). Graduates from this program will be considered international medical graduates (IMGs) in the US.

Duration of Study: 6 years

Location of Study:
            Years 1-4: St George's University of London Campus
            Years 5-6: US Clinical Site*

*Students who are unable to access the US for two years under immigration rules may alternatively take Year 5 in the UK.

 

Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons)

Overview:
This three-year program covers the whole range of biological sciences that underpin medicine.  The course is distinctive in that it is offered in a medical environment and is therefore well placed to emphasize the wide range of modern developments in medicine and biomedical field.  The course comprises a mixture of academic and practical training aimed at preparing and equipping students for a wide range of careers.

After successfully completing this program, students have the chance to progress straight into the clinical transition year (4th year) of the International Medicine MBBS program at St George’s. This allows students to graduate with MBBS/BSc degrees in a total of six years. Progression into Medicine is not guaranteed as certain academic and entry requirements must be met.

Duration of Study: 3 years

Location of Study: St George's, University of London Campus

Campus:

St George's, University of London is co-located with St George's Hospital in the Tooting area of London.  Tooting is just a 20-minute tube ride southwest of Central London and it is a culturally vibrant area with an exciting and mixed background of people and cultures. 

In addition to having access to the newly renovated INTO Study Center on campus, students will also have the opportunity to take part in campus life via access to SGUL's Student Union, and multiple sporting clubs and service organizations at the university.

Life in London & Tooting:

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world.  Host to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, and a hub of research, culture, and innovation, London is truly a world leader. 

London has a wealth of free entertainment and leisure attractions and a superb choice of museums and art galleries.  Home to renowned science and medical museums as well as influential research institutions there is no shortage of fascinating exhibitions and research opportunities to stimulate students who whish to delve deeply into the subject.

Tooting provides a great study location for students, as there are many convenient options to go out for a bite to eat or to relax.  There are a number of cafes and restaurants nearby which provide the perfect location for studying or meeting up with friends.

There is also a range of activities nearby for students to get involved in to stay active.  Local sports facilities include Tooting Leisure Center and pool, Central London Golf Center, horse-riding stables, Tooting Bec Lido (the largest open-air pool in the British Isles) and Tooting athletics track.

Housing:
First year students have the option of staying at Horton Halls, our dormitory which is just a 15-minute walk from campus.  Horton Halls offers ensuite single study bedrooms with a shared living space consisting of a kitchen and dining area.  Facilities include:

  • High speed internet
  • Onsite laundry facilities, common room and courtyard
  • CCTV and secure door entry
  • All bills, including internet, basic contents insurance and utility bills are included in the price

For more information about Horton Halls, please contact us.

If students are interested in staying in private accommodation/renting a flat, St George's, University of London staff are available to provide resources.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS ENTRY EXAMS ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS Age
International Graduate Medicine (MBBS)

A Degree in any subject at a level equivalent to a lower second class bachelors honors in the UK system- approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Or

A higher degree such as a Master's or a Doctorate

 

Either the MCAT or GAMSAT exam. 

Minimum MCAT score: 24.  Please contact us for details of the MCAT entry requirement for tests taken later than January 2015.          

Minimum GAMSAT Requirement: 55 overall with a minimum of 50 in each section

Quality of written application (www.UCAS.com), work or voluntary experience, and performance in the Multi Mini Interview (MMI).

English language entry requirement for applicants whom English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent.

No age restrictions, but students must be 18 years of age tot undertake certain clinical placements.

International Medicine (BSc/MBBS)

High school qualifications equivalent to UK A- level grades of AAA, to include Biology and Chemistry (if a fourth A or AS-level is taken, a minimum of a B must be achieved).

Or

Overall score of 75% in the INTO Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, with a minimum of 68% in Academic English, and no modules less than 60%

UKCAT- minimum requirements- no less than 500 in each section.

Quality of written application (www.UCAS.com), work or voluntary experience, and performance in the Multi Mini Interview (MMI).

English language entry requirement for applicants for whom English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing, and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent.

Minimum age 16.

Note: Students must be at least 18 years of age in order to undertake certain clinical placements.

 

Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons)

High school qualifications equivalent to UK A- level grades of ABB

Or

Overall score of 60% in the INTO Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, to include a minimum of 68% in Academic English, 60% in Foundation Biology and Foundation Chemistry, and no other module less than 50%.

None

Quality of written application (www.UCAS.com) including work experience, and may be asked to attend a selection interview.

English language entry requirement for applicants for whom English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing, and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent.

Minimum age 16.

International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences

Completion of 12 years or schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) achieving high grades.

Contact an INTO SGUL representative for more details.

None

Completion of INTO St George's, University of London application

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Minimum age 16

FINANCIAL INFO

Tuition and Fees

PROGRAM GBP (£)* USD ($)*

International Graduate Medicine (MBBS)

£33,640 per year

$53,824 per year

International Medicine (BSc/MBBS)

£30,760 per year

$49,2016 per year

Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons)

£14,430 per year

$23,568 per year

International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences

£18,000

USD conversion N/A

Tuition does not include text books or USMLE exam fees.

*NOTE: prices quoted on based on a conversion rate of US $1.60= GB£1.00.  Students on programs of study lasting more than one year should be aware that tuition fees are subject to an annual revision and typically increase by up to 5% per annum.  We benchmark tuition fees against sector comparators and give students as much notice as possible of annual fee increases.  Fees for placement years may be at a higher level subject to costs from providers.

Loans:
Private Loans, US Federal Student Aid, Canadian Federal & Provincial Financial Aid

Scholarships:
For details about scholarship opportunities please contact a university representative.

Estimated cost of living:

We recommend that you budget to have over £1000-1200/$1600-1920 per month of study.

Please remember that these are estimated costs so you will need to increase or decrease the figures to meet your circumstances.

Further Information

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