The numbers of places available in medicine and dentistry schools in the UK do not meet the strong demand and obviously this causes anxiety and disappointment for many very able students. Those who have committed themselves to attaining a Medical Degree may find they have nowhere to go and no options available other than choosing a different career path to the one they really wish to take.
As a direct response to this problem a link was created by CMUCAS (now incorporated within EMUCAS) with universities in the Czech Republic, and later within other EU countries. These links now make it possible for able students to follow their chosen profession by obtaining internationally-recognised Medical Degrees.
The universities we work with offer Medical and Dental degree programmes of the highest quality which are taught and assessed entirely in English. EMUCAS has been subject to positive publicity from major UK broadsheet newspapers as well as from major universities, hospitals, renowned academics and medical councils. Qualifications from the universities we choose to work with have the same status as comparable qualifications in the UK, and therefore offer the same progression routes into Medicine and Dentistry.
Why did EMUCAS first start with the Czech universities?
The university system in the Czech Republic is very old and steeped in a tradition of academic excellence. Charles University (Univerzita Karlova v Praze) was founded in 1348 by the Bohemian King & Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles IV. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Central Europe.
Charles University is among a group of universities in the Czech Republic which, around the time of the collapse of communism in 1989, decided to teach some of their degree courses using primarily the English language. This allowed them to attract students from the international community, bringing in funding to allow them to maintain their high standards in the new economic and political climate.
EMUCAS has been sending students to the Czech Republic for over 27 years and have helped over a thousand students achieve their goal of a Medical Degree qualification through this alternative route.
Following the years of sending students to soley Czech Universities, we have since expanded our collaboration into Europe. We now help students gain medical places at other carefully selected top European Universities that pass our own suitability criteria.
Which universities are part of EMUCAS?
Medicine, Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)
Charles University, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)
Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic)
Palacký University, Olomouc (Czech Republic)
University of Debrecen, Debrecen (Hungary)
Rīga Stradiņš University, Riga (Latvia)