Occupational English Test – An Alternative English Test to the IELTS for Doctors

Doctors who want to register with the GMC or apply for the PLAB test can now take an alternative English test to the IELTS.

Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test administered by Cambridge Language Assessment and Box Hill Institute. It assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with an emphasis on communication in a healthcare environment. It is run in over 40 countries.

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Postgraduate Loans

If you plan to take a postgraduate master’s course from 1 August 2016, you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan to help with course fees and living costs.

You have to repay your postgraduate loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.

The loan is paid directly to you as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

The loan isn’t based on your or your household’s income.

For more information about eligibility, repayment and how to apply click here.

If you require any help applying for this loan then please contact us


We have now had our 1st Annual General Meeting and as a result we are pleased to open the door to elect a new Board of Trustees.
If any of you wants to be involved and join the new Board, please either send us an email on or message us on Facebook.

Deadline for submitting your requests is Monday 27th June at 10 am.
The current Board will be in charge until then.
Best wishes.

Doctoral Studentships




City University London’s recent REF 2014 results show a marked increase in the quality of our research output, with over 75% of our submissions rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Building on the success of our REF2014 submission, the University is pleased to offer over 20 doctoral studentships across the University.

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University of Bradford Global Development Scholarship


Formally the Countries in Crisis Scholarship.

  • These scholarships are to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc.
  • The scholarship is available for students on full time Master’s programmes (not MBA) based at the University of Bradford. Students must be self funded.

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