Dates to Remember

If you've already applied for an NHS place for the 2021 intake, you'll hear if you've been short-listed or not by 12 March 2021.

It is too late to apply for courses starting in autumn 2021: the closing date was 18 November 2020.

You cannot register, start an application or submit an application at this time of year.

The details currently on our website are for the autumn 2021 intake, and will be updated in September 2021 for the autumn 2022 intake, but you can see what's usually involved and start preparing if you wish. Some details may change for the next application cycle.


  Links to information about Date (if relevant)
Applying Should I apply this year?  
Organising your documents  
Starting your application Applications open during September 2020.
Apply early and save! Submit your application and pay the processing fee by 21 October 2020 to save £10.
Submitting your application The closing date is 1:00 pm (UK time) on 18 November 2020.
References Choosing your referees  
How referees are contacted  
How referees use our website References are due by 1 December 2020.
Have we got your references? We send email reminders about references during December and/or January*.
At the Clearing House Checking applications  
Releasing applications We release all applications to courses by 29 January 2021.
Short-listing Short-listing tests Tests etc are held from December to mid-March.
Short-listing results Courses inform* applicants for NHS places if they have been short-listed or not by 12 March 2021.
Interviews Interview dates Interviews for NHS places are due to be held between 15 March and 28 May 2021.
Reserve lists for interviews  
Interview results Courses send results of interviews* for NHS places by 4 June 2021.
Offers of places Responding to offers Applicants must respond to offers of NHS places by 2.00pm on 11 June 2021.
Reserve lists for offers  
Courses start The exact starting date varies from centre to centre but all courses start between early September and mid-October and have only one intake per academic year.

* Your email software may treat emails from the Clearing House or from courses as junk or spam, so please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder regularly.