Gateway to Medicine Programs

These courses are designed for people who want to study medicine but do not meet the entry criteria. To be eligible you need to be from a non-science background or meet certain widening access criteria outlined in the universities’ contextual admissions policy. These may include:

  • Home postcode within the 20% most deprived in Scotland
  • Progression to higher education rate from your school is less than 20%
  • Registered experience of care (given or received)
  • Refugee or asylum-seeker
  • Other significant adversity which has heavily affected ability to meet full potential

Four universities in Scotland offer similar programs and many more in England do too but the specific criteria vary between programs as do the deadlines for application:

15 January the year of application

15 January the year of application

Email of interest must be sent before fifth year results day.

15 October the year before the application