Reasons for rejections of overseas students on the medicine a101 course

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Dear Queen Mary University of London,

May i request the reasons why the majority of overseas candidates that applied to the a101 course were rejected without an interview? Was it due to ucat scores? Inappropriate first degree? Personal statement?

As quoted from your website statistics

“A101 Applications

92 candidates applied to A101. Of these, 84 were rejected prior to interview and 8 were invited to attend the assessment centre.”

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Fong

Queen Mary, University of London FOI, Queen Mary University of London

We acknowledge receipt of your request and will respond as soon as we can.

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2019/F407


Dear Anthony Fong,


Thank you for your email of 5th October.


The reason was simply because overseas applicants' combined UCAT score and
degree classification were not high enough to meet the cut off.


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