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Starting university a long way from home can be a challenge. You'll find WMS and the University of Warwick a very friendly and supportive place to study.

Prior to applying, the International Office team at The University of Warwick can offer advice on:

  • Accepted English language qualifications
  • The educational qualifications you will require from your country in order to apply
  • Which countries accept British medical degrees without requiring further training

The office can guide you through all of the stages between making your application and arriving at Warwick. The International Office also has a network of representatives and offices in various countries around the world. If you wish to discuss studying at The University of Warwick in greater detail- whether you need advice, assistance or more information- then you can contact one of the overseas representatives who will be happy to help you. In addition, you may like to contact the Education Counselling Service (ECS) at your local British Council office where relevant.

International Office website

Education UK (a British Council site specifically for international students)

Information for students on the UK leaving the EU

Course fees for international students

The individual years of the course have different fees. The 2017/18 tuition fees are:

  • Year 1: £20,370
  • Years 2, 3 and 4: to be confirmed
Further details regarding course fees
Visas

A visa gives you permission to enter the UK. International students will need to obtain a student visa in order to come to the UK to start your course. The UK Border Agency has details of visa requirements for students.

Further information about visa requirements
Case Study

Roy and Kazeem are both students from Nigeria. Roy studied his first degree in pharmacology at Liverpool University. Kazeem wants to be a doctor because it's a good profession and he enjoys the human interaction.

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International Medical University

Students with a first degree on entry may transfer from IMU to Warwick Medical School after 2½ years at IMU. Students without a first degree need to spend another year to complete the IMU Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons) to be eligible to transfer.

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Living In Warwick

All first year international, overseas-fee paying students are eligible to apply for a place in halls on the university campus. Warwick Accommodation has all the details. Accommodation ranges from shared flats to study rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen/communal area. Some study rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

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Local Area

The University of Warwick’s leafy campus is on the outskirts of Coventry in the West Midlands. The nearest airports are Coventry and Birmingham. Coventry is the nearest railway station and the campus is a short bus or taxi ride away.

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Case Study : Olurotimi Lawson (Roy) and Tajudeen Kazeem

Roy and Kazeem are both students from Nigeria.

Roy studied his first degree in pharmacology at Liverpool University. He knew he wanted to go to Medical School and said it helps having a first degree because he was more mature and prepared for the course, having had more life experience. "It helps studying on a course where everyone is a postgrad." Out of all the interviews he went for he enjoyed the WMS selection centre the most, saying it was interesting and relaxing with staff making him feel at ease.

Kazeem wants to be a doctor because it's a good profession and he enjoys the human interaction. His first degree was at Kings in biomedical science. In his second year, he thought about his career choices and chose Warwick after coming to an open day because it has a good environment and is out of London. For him, it's a plus point that the course is all graduate entry. He says "Warwick has come to be like a home for me."

Value for money, the campus, One World Week (the world's largest student-run international event) and the computing facilities win high praise from the students, along with early contact with patients in the first term of the MB ChB course.

To get to hospital placements a car is essential. Roy says "Come onto campus early to get a parking space!"


International Medical University

Students with a first degree on entry may transfer from IMU to Warwick Medical School after 2½ years at IMU. Students without a first degree need to spend another year to complete the IMU Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons) to be eligible to transfer.

Transferring IMU students join Phase 2 and 3 of the WMS course, studying in Warwick for three years in total.

IMU students transferring in September 2018 will join students at WMS whilst they are still engaged in group work and based largely on the Warwick campus. As a result they need only a brief orientation to the course. This is likely to start on Monday 3 September. This will be confirmed shortly. Please do not confirm your travel arrangements until we have confirmed this date. Phase 2 of the course will start on Monday 10 September 2018. Details will be posted here in due course.

Full information on the IMU programme

Further information for IMU students transferring in September 2018

This guide is also available via the IMU website

Admissions:

All enquiries regarding student admissions should be directed to:

Department of Student Services and Marketing
International Medical University
126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : +60 3 2731 7272
Fax : +60 3 8656 1018

Fees:

IMU students pay fees from their point of arrival until they graduate. They therefore pay fees at the rate for year 2-4 of the Undergraduate medical course.

Further information on international fees

You can also obtain the latest information on the IMU programmes (including tuition fees) by submitting an online application or download the application forms via the IMU website

The Warwick Medical School/IMU partnership is the responsibility of Head of Medical Education, Prof Colin Macdougall. Enquiries about the Warwick element of the course can be emailed to him at colin.macdougall@warwick.ac.uk


Living In Warwick

All first year international, overseas-fee paying students are eligible to apply for a place in halls on the university campus. Warwick Accommodation has all the details. Accommodation ranges from shared flats to study rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen/communal area. Some study rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Living expenses at the University of Warwick are reasonable – the cost of living is much cheaper than in London. It will help you to plan a weekly budget for accommodation, food, books, travel and entertainment in advance.

Once you arrive at the university, the International Office runs events for new students to get to know each other. They also offer support and arrange daytrips to places of interest in the UK.

You can also join over 200 student societies to make like-minded friends and kick-start your social life. As well as interests such as music, sport, academic subjects and religious groups, there are cultural societies representing many countries around the world. If your interest isn't covered, there's the opportunity to start your own student society!

Further information about clubs and societies

Campus Facilities

A countrywide poll recently voted Warwick the best university campus in the UK. The Warwick campus has everything you need for easy living – shops (including a supermarket), banks, launderettes, a hairdressing salon, travel agent, cafes, restaurants and bars. Most weekdays, there's an indoor market in the Students' Union.You can swim before lectures in the Sports Centre or work out in the Fitness Room. There's great entertainment seven nights a week in the Students' Union and you can take in a play or a concert at the Arts Centre or catch up on the latest releases at the cinema.With over 20% of the Warwick student population coming from over 120 different countries, the Warwick campus is truly an international environment. Studying and living alongside students of different nationalities creates a unique learning experience.

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Local Area

The University of Warwick’s leafy campus is on the outskirts of Coventry in the West Midlands. The nearest airports are Coventry and Birmingham. Coventry is the nearest railway station and the campus is a short bus or taxi ride away.

The campus is approximately:

21 miles from Birmingham
12 miles from Birmingham airport
8 miles from Royal Leamington Spa
4 miles from Coventry city centre
10 miles from Warwick
98 miles from London

The University of Warwick has a convenient, central position in England for exploring the country. Coventry is a cosmopolitan city with numerous opportunities (such as at the West Orchards centre) to shop at high street, department and independent stores. At night, there’s a wealth of entertainment on offer for students, including watching a play at the Belgrade theatre, eating out at one of the city’s many restaurants, sampling a pint of beer at a typical British pub, watching a band live at the Ricoh Arena or dancing the night away to your favourite music in a top nightclub.

The university campus borders the county of Warwickshire, best-known for being Shakespeare country - the playwright William Shakespeare was born in Stratford Upon Avon in 1564. His birthplace is a popular tourist attraction and there are numerous Elizabethan properties for you to visit. Or why not watch one of his plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company?

Also nearby are the towns of Royal Leamington Spa, with its historic Pump Rooms and Victorian park, and Warwick, where you can explore the medieval Warwick Castle and its many attractions. Or you could explore the picturesque villages in the rural area known as The Cotswolds.

To see what the weather is currently like in Coventry, and for local news and sport, visit BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.