Medical Commencement Programme

MCP
School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants are selected for admission to the Medical Commencement Programme on the basis of open competition using the following criteria:

  • Basic eligibility, i.e. achievement of minimum academic and English language entry requirements
  • References and life experience, i.e. work / life balance, extracurricular activities, relevant work or voluntary experience, etc
  • Performance at a structured interview

The following requirements are the minimum standards required for consideration for entry into the Medical Commencement Programme for the academic year 2018/2019. Attainment of these grades does not guarantee acceptance. Admission to the programme will be determined by the Admissions Committee.

Applicants whose first language is not English, or those who have not been educated entirely in a native English speaking country, must satisfy an English language proficiency requirement through one of the following means:

  • IELTS - A minimum score of 5.0 overall (minimum 4.5 in any band) or TOEFL equivalent.

Please note: English language qualifications are only valid for two years from the date of the test.

Applicants in Bahrain who require an IELTS certificate, are advised to book an appointment at their earliest convenience by contacting the British Council on +973 1726 1555/1726 6166 or bc.enquiries@britishcouncil.org.bh.

Applicants who have been educated entirely through an English-language curriculum in a native English speaking country and or those who have completed the following curricula will meet the English language requirement for entry into the undergraduate medicine programme.

IB Diploma Minimum score of 5 in Standard Level English. (I)GCSE/GCE Minimum score of Grade C in English. Irish Leaving Certificate Minimum score of Grade D in Ordinary Level English.

Please note: All applicants must have completed at least 12 years of schooling by the end of secondary school education.

Applicants applying from a curriculum not listed below will be considered for entry into the Medical Commencement Programme by the Admissions Committee on a case by case basis.

MENA region High School Certificate (Tawjihiya)

Applicants must achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 92% in the Science Stream.

American High School Diploma

Applicants must achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 90% or 3.50 out of a 4.0 scale for Grades 10, 11 and 12.

Indian Senior School Certificate (CBSE)

Applicants must achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 70% at standard XII and hold a bone-fide certificate of completion issued by the CBSE or ISCE. Applicants must have studied Mathematics to at least Standard X.

AS-Levels

Applicants must achieve minimum grades of A, A, B, B in four AS-Level subjects to include three of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics. All applicants must also have completed a minimum of six subjects at GCSE level, including a minimum of grade C in English and Mathematics.

GCE A-Levels, Advanced Placements (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Applicants who do not meet the undergraduate medicine programme minimum requirements for A-Levels, APs or IB diploma may be considered for entry to the MCP by the Admissions Committee on a case by case basis.