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Medical Schools - Only for foreign students

Brunel University, west London. Photo Robert Cutts (CC BY 2.0).

The good news: new medical schools are operating in Britain. The bad news: they are unable to accept British students, and will be recruiting only applicants from abroad.

Brunel University’s new course welcomed more than 100 foreign students in September. Meanwhile, Chester University has been advertising for foreign students only.

“It is heartbreaking that we are having to turn away bright British students with straight As who want to be doctors,” cancer specialist Karel Sikora told The Times.

In 2022 government re-imposed its cap on the number of British students it will support after lifting it in 2020 and 2021 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.