IELTS for fulfilling university entry requirements is something many are not aware of as they dream about their future career as a doctor, international hotel manager or university professor.
Yet, the moment you decide you want to pursue a chigher education, you know you are expected to go through a lot of hard work, long hours of training and of course study.
In the end, you know all your effort will be rewarded because being a doctor is one of the most respected and rewarding professions in the world.
You do have to choose your medical school wisely and to know why IELTS is important as a tool to help you on your journey. Here is some information to help you to decide and to learn about the common entry requirements to medical universities in Europe.
Based on the Times Higher Education annual listing, the top universities for medical programs include many in the top 25 in the United Kingdom:
- The University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- University College London (UCL)
- Imperial College London
- The University of Edinburgh
Some top universities outside of the United Kingdom include:
- The Karolinska Institutet, located in Sweden.
- The Erasmus University Rotterdam, located in the Netherlands
- The University of Copenhagen in Denmark
- LMU Munich, Germany
- ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The minimum entry requirements to start your medical degree studies in Europe would include:
Bachelor’s degree in Europe
- High school diploma (certificate) with high marks in Biology, Chemistry and Math
- Letters of recommendation
- Letter of motivation
- Voluntary or work experience related to Health Care
- Those candidates taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) must offer three subjects including Chemistry and Biology at the Higher Level, plus three subjects at Standard Level
- Good English language test scores, a minimum IELTS score varies from school to school but normally ranges between 5.5 – 6.5, equivalent to the CEFR Level of a B2.
To look at the entry requirements and possible choices of where to study:
- The University of Oxford
- The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
- The University of Copenhagen
- The University of St Andrews
Master’s degree course requirements on student selection are a little tougher for medical students, the requirements will often include:
- Bachelor degree diploma (Medicine or any degree related to Health Care)
- Good English skills where your IELTS score would be 6.5 to 7.0 on average, for some choices you will need 7.5 or above
- Pass an admission test, a review of your transcripts, recommendations, and other factors as the University makes their admissions decision.
A good overview is provided on the Imperial College London website of their courses and the qualification requirements you would need to study. To view a study portal list of 1200+ Master`s medical courses click here