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Our bar chart and data table review International applicant numbers at UK medical schools, across three data points

Would you like to compare numbers of UK medical school applicants at three key stages of the admissions process?

Our interactive table and chart focus on numbers at three gate points:

  1. initial numbers of International applicants
  2. select numbers of International applicants invited to interview
  3. final numbers of International applicants securing places.

Important notes

This data is retrospective, so future numbers are subject to change from those reported here.

Estimates of applicant numbers are based on competition data reported from the 2019-20 admissions cycle, as confirmed by MedSchoolGenie Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from this period. For more details, see our notes below on data scope.

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Displaying 1 - 39 of 39 UK medical schools

Medical school Total International applicants International applicants invited to interviews International applicants securing places
Aberdeen
875 International applicants in total 398 International applicants invited to interviews 50 International applicants secure places
Anglia Ruskin
International applicants not specified International applicant interviews not specified 0 International applicants secure places
Aston
208 International applicants in total 83 International applicants invited to interviews 20 International applicants secure places
Barts
900 International applicants in total 225 International applicants invited to interviews 45 International applicants secure places
Birmingham
724 International applicants in total 161 International applicants invited to interviews 40 International applicants secure places
Brighton and Sussex
429 International applicants in total 110 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
Bristol
1088 International applicants in total 198 International applicants invited to interviews 20 International applicants secure places
Buckingham
International applicants not specified International applicant interviews not specified International places not specified
Cambridge
340 International applicants in total International applicant interviews not specified 20 International applicants secure places
Cardiff
519 International applicants in total 127 International applicants invited to interviews 30 International applicants secure places
Dundee
540 International applicants in total 415 International applicants invited to interviews 45 International applicants secure places
Edge Hill
International applicants not specified International applicant interviews not specified 0 International applicants secure places
Edinburgh
917 International applicants in total 101 International applicants invited to interviews 35 International applicants secure places
Exeter
95 International applicants in total 16 International applicants invited to interviews 5 International applicants secure places
Glasgow
630 International applicants in total 191 International applicants invited to interviews 70 International applicants secure places
Hull York
240 International applicants in total 80 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
Imperial
125 International applicants in total 31 International applicants invited to interviews 25 International applicants secure places
Keele
270 International applicants in total 39 International applicants invited to interviews 10 International applicants secure places
Kent and Medway
24 International applicants in total 7 International applicants invited to interviews 5 International applicants secure places
King's College
585 International applicants in total 99 International applicants invited to interviews 30 International applicants secure places
Lancaster
200 International applicants in total 25 International applicants invited to interviews 5 International applicants secure places
Leeds
2276 International applicants in total 90 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
Leicester
403 International applicants in total 144 International applicants invited to interviews 25 International applicants secure places
Lincoln
0 International applicants in total 0 International applicants invited to interviews 0 International applicants secure places
Liverpool
425 International applicants in total 164 International applicants invited to interviews 25 International applicants secure places
Manchester
1275 International applicants in total 472 International applicants invited to interviews 50 International applicants secure places
Newcastle
484 International applicants in total 127 International applicants invited to interviews 40 International applicants secure places
Norwich (UEA)
285 International applicants in total 71 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
Nottingham
200 International applicants in total 100 International applicants invited to interviews 20 International applicants secure places
Oxford
244 International applicants in total 23 International applicants invited to interviews 10 International applicants secure places
Plymouth
323 International applicants in total 140 International applicants invited to interviews 10 International applicants secure places
Queen’s Belfast
135 International applicants in total 90 International applicants invited to interviews 30 International applicants secure places
Sheffield
293 International applicants in total 89 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
Southampton
300 International applicants in total 100 International applicants invited to interviews 15 International applicants secure places
St Andrews
332 International applicants in total 128 International applicants invited to interviews 40 International applicants secure places
St George's London
325 International applicants in total 108 International applicants invited to interviews 25 International applicants secure places
Sunderland
International applicants not specified International applicant interviews not specified 0 International applicants secure places
UCL
850 International applicants in total 71 International applicants invited to interviews 25 International applicants secure places
UCLan
1950 International applicants in total 848 International applicants invited to interviews 195 International applicants secure places

Notes on data scope

With interview management devolved across its various colleges, Cambridge has not reported consolidated data on interviews.

As a private medical school (not subject to FOI regulations), Buckingham has not responded to requests for information about competition.

As explained in our notes on 'Home' classifications, UK medical schools counted EU applicants within the 'Home' category in the 2019-20 and previous admissions cycles.  When making comparisons with later data sets, keep in mind that UK medical schools after Brexit start counting EU applicants within 'International' category.

Due to ongoing impact of Covid-19 since March 2020, UK medical schools have not yet released competition ratio data for this period. Applicants should keep in mind that coronavirus-related lockdowns and other restrictions affected the entire UK education sector, so competition ratios were most likely distorted during and following the 2020-21 admissions cycle. MedSchoolGenie will update here when further competition data becomes available. 

For more details about calculations and data sources used here, see our notes on evaluating 'International' competition.

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