Medicine and Vet Science continue to rank amongst the most popular selections of students registering with EUNiCAS, as increasing numbers of UK and Irish students seek alternative routes to careers as Doctors, Dentists or Vets.
Though the deadlines for some of the attractive Medicine degree programmes in Western Europe, taught through English [in Italy, Malta and the Netherlands] have now closed, there are still some excellent alternatives available.
EUNiCAS has been receiving excellent reports on some of the med schools in Poland. See them all here The top-ranked Med Schools in Poland are still taking applications: the deadline for applying to Jagiellonian, in Cracow is 9th May, for Warsaw Medical University, it is 4th May, for Poznan Medical University it is 28 June and for the Medical University of Lodz, you can apply up until 15th July. Of course, all the programmes are recognised by the Medical Council and, in many of the Polish med schools, you can sit exams for a US Licence.
Note that some Polish schools offer 4-year Graduate Programmes for Life Sciences graduates.
Above: Jagiellonian University, Cracow, which hosts Poland's top-ranked Medical School
There are also good schools in the Czech Republic and Hungary and some attractive options in Slovakia, all of which are still open for applications.
Most of these universities have their own entrance tests. You need to travel to the university to sit the tests for some of these programmes though the Hungarian universities have tests coming up next month, in both the UK and Ireland. The Med School in PJSU, in Slovakia,has its entrance tests in London and Dublin on 27th and 28th April.
Vet schools, too, are attracting increasing numbers of Irish and UK students: there are currently several hundred British and Irish studying the subject in Central Europe. Both Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Szent Istvan University, Budapest, have exams upcoming in the near future, in the UK and Ireland, but you need to apply soon.
EUNiCAS can assist students in applying to these programmes