Entrance examination to Gdańsk
The entrance examination to Gdańsk Medical University will take place in Stockholm on 6th of June 2019 and in Gothenburg on 8th of June 2019. Between 10th and 15th of May you will get an invitation to the exam sent to your email address. The candidates from Norway are invited to Sweden for the exam.
Candidates will sit an entrance examination consisting of 30 multiple choice questions in each of Biology and Chemistry. In Biology 50% of questions concern Cell Biology and Genetics and 50% Human Biology. You will have 4 answers to each question one of which is a correct answer. You can get 60 points from your exam. There are no negative points if you fail to answer correctly.
The exam is in English language and will take 1.5 hour.
The score obtained in this written examination, together with the scores obtained from your grades in the same subjects (biology and chemistry), will be taken into account in the decision to grant you admission.
University will score following combinations of marks:
- biology 1 and 2 and chemistry 1 and 2,
- biology 1 and 2 and physics 1 and 2,
- biology 1 and 2 and mathematics 3 and 4.
Combination, which gives you the highest points, will finally be taken into account. Please, be aware that biology and chemistry 1 and 2 are obligatory to have, physics and mathematics are not. This means that not everybody will have all three combinations.
You can get a maximum of 60 points from your grades (if you have an A in all four courses taken into account), which means that you can obtain a total of 120 points. You must have 88 points to be accepted for medical study without interview.
As candidates from different countries, schools and programs have very different mark scales; the university has a computer program to convert the marks into points in a fair way.
Candidates who will score between 78 and 88 points will be offered an interview (during the same afternoon). During the interview the candidates will be questioned on their knowledge of Human Biology. It is strongly advised to prepare for this examination. It is sufficient to prepare from your high school textbooks but you need to be thorough in your study. Read Topics for Interview and use it not only to prepare for the interview but also to written examination.
You will not be admitted if your total score will be below 78 points. Nevertheless, you are welcome to sit a second entrance examination in Gdansk at the end of July or beginning of August without extra charge.
Candidates graduated from IB-program: Candidates with Biology and Chemistry on HL do not need to take a written entrance exam however an admission interview is mandatory. Please note that candidates with low final marks or low predicted grades can choose to take the written exam in order to increase their chances of being admitted.
The best results (either from final marks on IB Diploma or from entrance exam) will be taken into account. Candidates with high predicted grades can also take part in entrance examination, as the final grades on IB Diploma are often lower than predicted grades.
Candidates with SL in one or two subjects are obliged to undergo entrance examination.
After a successful exam, you will receive immediately in Stockholm and Gothenburg a certificate of enrolment for the medical studies at the University.
At this meeting you will also be informed about the payment schedule, CSN loan, AT reform in Sweden, books, trip to your university, accommodation and many other practical points.
Parents are also invited to be present at this meeting.
Please do not come late, and be sure to bring with you a pen and your passport as an identity document. You should also have a calculator with you. Periodic table will be provided.
Additional entrance examination: The University will have an additional exam in Gdansk at the end of July or beginning of August.
Candidates who failed the exam in June can also sit this additional exam.
Example questions for the entrance exam are on: https://admission.mug.edu.pl/38950.html
Topics for interview to Gdańsk are on: https://admission.mug.edu.pl/38950.html