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Frequently Asked Questions on Studying Medicine in Europe

WHY CHOOSE SMDA ?

Our directors have been through the experience of applying for Medical Courses for their children or family members.  We cater specifically to the British Muslim Community.  We know exactly what our community requirements are and we will be by your side throughout the length of your loved one’s course.
We started this agency because we believe there is a need for this service within the British Muslim community.  We found that other agencies were relocating students into European Universities which did not match up to our needs.  Unlike other agencies, we have strong connections with our partner universities.  Once you get accepted and come to Europe, we are with you for six years.  We have strong connections within the city/town the student will be studying in.  Once you get accepted and come to Europe to study, we are with you for six years.

WHY SHOULD I STUDY MEDICINE IN EUROPE ?

Medical Universities in the UK is expensive and only accept a limited number of students each year.  We want to give more British Muslim Students the chance to pursue a career in Medicine, in a top university in a safe environment for a much cheaper fee.

WILL YOU GUARANTEE MY ACCEPTANCE INTO A MEDICAL SCHOOL ?

Yes.

WHY EUROPE ?

Studying in a Europen Medical Faculty is very similar to studying in the UK.  In the last five years, Europe has become one of the main destinations for UK students.  SMDA have selected certain European universities that are very similar to universities in the UK as their modern, state of the art faculties have a relaxing and friendly environment, so you can focus on your studies while at the same time enjoying the vibrant spirit of the lively cities.

WHEN I COMPLETE MY DEGREE I WANT TO WORK IN THE UK, WILL I NEED TO TAKE ANY TESTS ?

Our partner universities in Europe have their course structure geared up to accommodate the UKMLA test. From 2022, all medical graduates including UK graduates will have to pass the UKMLA test before they can start practising as a doctor. Students studying abroad are in the same boat as UK graduates and don’t need to do any extra exams compared to UK graduates.

ARE YOUR MEDICAL DENTAL DEGREES ACCEPTED IN THE UK ?

Yes, 100%.  All our partner universities in Europe provide degrees which are accepted in the UK. 

I DID NOT GET THE GRADES TO MEET MY OFFER FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL IN THE UK, CAN I STILL APPLY ?

Yes, 100%.  Send us your application and we will assess it for you for free.  We are very confident to find you a university that will accept you no matter what your grades are.

WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO STUDY IN 2019 ?

We advise not to leave your application too late.  We require all the paperwork for at least the first week of September 2019 to start your course in the 2019 academic year.  However the sooner we receive the paperwork the higher chance of being accepted at the universities.  Our EU courses are very popular because of the services we provide.  For this reason, it’s best to apply as soon as possible as universities have limited spaces.

CAN I STILL APPLY THROUGH UCAS ?

SMDA is not part of UCAS.  We are a British agency helping students get accepted into Europe.  We advise students to use our services if they believe they do not have the required grades to get into a British University.

DO OUR PARTNER UNIVERSITIES ACCEPT MATURE STUDENTS ?

Yes, 100%.  Our European Universities accept mature students.  Contact us for further information.

IF I HAVE HAD A GAP YEAR, CAN I STILL APPLY ?

Yes, 100%.  We can work a lot faster with students who have taken a GAP year because the student documents can be processed a lot faster.

IS THERE AN ENTRANCE EXAM ?

For our partner universities, there is no entrance exam.  All they will require is an English language interview which will be carried out via Skype in our offices.  British applicants will pass this interview without any problems because we are able to speak English fluently.

IS THERE AN INTERVIEW ?

No. Our applicants will not require an interview with our partner universities.

I DON'T SPEAK THE COUNTRY'S LOCAL LANGUAGE, CAN I STILL APPLY ?

YES.  Almost all international students go to Europe without needing to learn the local language.  Our partner universities in Europe provide some basic foreign language lessons as part of the course.

IS THE COURSE ENTIRELY TAUGHT IN ENGLISH ?

Yes.  All the course is taught in English.  All the Medical Faculty speak English.

WHEN I START MY ROUNDS IN THE HOSPITALS, WILL THEY ALL BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH ?

Yes.  When students reach the sixth year they will have learned some of the local languages.  The Professor/ Consultant will always explain and translate what the patients say so that the students can focus on discussing the medical side of things.

DO YOU REQUIRE A VISA TO COME TO EUROPE ?

British students do not need a visa to travel to Europe.  British students will require a Student Resident Permit.  SMDA will obtain this for the students.

IS IT EASY TO GET AN APARTMENT NEAR THE UNIVERSITY ?

Yes, we have a vast list of local letting agencies and landlords that we recommend to the students.  We accompany the students with the letting agent to translate for the students for their tenancy agreement.