UK Foundation Programme

UK Foundation Programme

Here you will find information about how to apply to the 2-year Foundation Programme and Stand-alone programmes.


News and Updates

UKFP 2023 Entry High-Level Applicant Timeline – update 30 June 2022

The application timeline and key dates (up until January 2023) for UKFP 2023 entry have been published and can be viewed here: UKFP 2023 High-Level Applicant Timeline

Please note: this information was updated on 30 June 2022 – the Eligibility application window has been extended, and will now close on Friday 29th July (12:00 midday BST) 2022.


UKFP 2023 Entry Application Timeline (until January 2023) is now available

The application timeline and key dates (up until January 2023) for UKFP 2023 have been published and can be viewed here: UKFP 2023 High-Level Applicant Timeline

Please note that additional dates for the 2023 timeline will be released on an incremental basis. The timeline document will be updated on a regular basis to include these dates. Please refer to the UKFPO website at all times to ensure that you are viewing the most up-to-date information.

UKFP 2023 Eligibility Application window

The eligibility process, a detailed timeline, the Dean’s statement template, and further information on how to apply are also available here. Please note that the full Eligibility Applicant guidance will be released shortly, and applicants are encouraged to refer to the full applicant guide when preparing and completing their eligibility application.

The eligibility application window will open on Wednesday 6th July (09:00am BST) and will close on Friday 29th July (12:00 midday BST) 2022.


Revised calculation and weighting of the total application score for foundation training:

In November 2020, the UKFPO announced that the Educational Achievement (EA) score, would be removed from the Foundation Allocation process from FP2023.  The UKFP application score currently consists of two component parts of equal weighting (maximum of 100 points): Educational Performance Measure (EPM) (maximum of 50 points) and the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) (maximum of 50 points). The EPM consists of a maximum score of 43 (with possible decile scores of 34-43) for the academic decile and 7 points for additional Educational Achievements (EA): maximum of 5 points for an additional degree and 2 points for individual publications.

For FP2023 applications onwards, with the removal of EA score, the overall application score will continue to be made up of a 50:50 split between the EPM and the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) score, but the EPM decile scores will move from 34-43 to 41-50.


UKFPO Bulletin

Read the latest UKFPO bulletin (12 May 2022)


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