Making an application
Making an application to study dentistry can be daunting. This section aims to make the process easy to understand. It lays out the initial parts of an application in the order that you need to consider them, taking you from qualifications while at school or college to applying for financial support. The second part of the application stage will require attending interviews at a dental school for shortlisted candidates.
The application procedures for international students are the same as those described on this page, however, international students will have additional things to consider. To find out more, please see the international applicants page.
The deadline for applying to dentistry is 15 October every year.
How to apply
Applications to study dentistry are handled through UCAS. Applicants are able to apply to up to four dental courses. If you are in college or sixth-form then you should be guided through the process by teachers.
There is a very high number of applications to dentistry each year and the process takes longer than for most other courses. For this reason, application must be made just under one year in advance. The deadline is always 15 October, to begin the course in September of the following year.