University of St Andrews

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine - Canadian Programme

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Course summary

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Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Students entering Medicine at St Andrews have the unique opportunity to graduate after three years with a BSc Honours degree in Medicine before moving on to one of our Partner Medical Schools to complete their training as a doctor and graduate with an MB ChB/MBBS. Candidates who enter St Andrews on the Canadian Medical Programme will progress to Edinburgh Medical School to complete their medical degree. They will then apply for a Residency training place in Canada and will not apply for Foundation Training in the UK. See website for details: Only applicants who are overseas for fee purposes and are Canadian citizens or domiciled with permanent residence rights in Canada, are eligible to apply.

Course details

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA990
Institution code S36
Campus nameSt Andrews, yrs 1-3, Scotland, yrs 4 - 6
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level AAA To include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics to be taken at the one sitting. If not passed at AS or A-level, applicants must have GCSE Biology, Mathematics and English at grade B (grade 5 in numerical grading). In addition, a minimum of five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE to be taken at one sitting, will be required. Applicants with achieved Advanced Levels, may be considered with less than five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points To include minimum grades at HL of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Applicants must also have SL grades of 6,6,6. If not passed at HL, applicants must have SL in Biology, Mathematics and English. To be considered for interview, applicants must have a strong academic record. Applicants are expected to offer a minimum of five A grades at GCSE (or equivalent) to be taken at one sitting and to be predicted to achieve at least the minimum grades required in the relevant school leaving qualification. In addition, the hours of science studied in the final two years of a school leaving qualification will be assessed.

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Applicants with other qualifications including other International or European qualifications should refer to our website for further information and country specific entry requirements Applicants who use English as an additional language, and who cannot provide their English language ability through their school-leaving qualifications must achieve 7 in all four components of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam, to be taken at one sitting. This is irrespective of any other English qualification achieved. The final four consecutive years of secondary or high school education in an English-medium school may in some cases be considered as evidence of English language ability. This will be considered on a case by case basis. IELTS scores have a recommended two-year validity period, and this time limit will be applied. Please refer to our website for further details and our current minimum English language requirements: Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


The interview is in the format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) consisting of a small number of ‘mini’ interviews.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All candidates applying to Medicine at St Andrews, including international students, are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test. This should be sat in the year before the year of entry to Medicine. Information can be found on the UCAT website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £32910* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £32910* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2021/2 entry.
Medicine - Canadian Programme at University of St Andrews - UCAS