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Provisional registration for European nationals who graduated outside Europe

This guide is for European nationals who graduated outside Europe. It explains how to apply for provisional registration with a licence to practise.

You are eligible for this route if you:

 and you:

  • graduated from a medical school outside of the UK, EEA or Switzerland
  • hold an acceptable primary medical qualification
  • have not completed an internship.

You must have provisional registration with a licence to practise before you start your first year of the Foundation Programme (F1).

From 11 June 2018, once your primary medical qualification meets our acceptability criteria, you'll need to have it (and your acceptable postgraduate qualification) independently verified before we can grant your registration with a licence to practise. If you intend to apply after this date, read about what this will mean for you. If you intend to start Foundation Year 1 in 2018, we strongly recommend you apply before 11 June. 

Why should I read this guide?
To find out what you need to do to make your application.
Next steps
Once you are ready to apply – make your application online. You can do this up to three months before you start your F1 post.