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

IMPORTANT: UKFP 2023 Application Window Extension

We join NHS colleagues in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II. There will be a national bank holiday on Monday 19 September, during which time the UKFPO will be closed for the day.
The application window will therefore be extended so that it will now close onĀ 21 September 2022 (12:00 midday BST) to allow the UKFPO, Medical Schools and Foundation School teams to support applicants with their application and queries.

UKFP 2023 National Application Window

The UKFP 2023 national application window for FP, FPP and SFP programmes opened on the 7 September 2022 at 9:00 BST and closes on the 21 September 2022 at 12:00 midday BST. For information on the UK Foundation programme and key timelines please visit: Foundation Programme (UKFP)

UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation Webinar

The UKFPO recently held a Pre-allocation webinar for FP2023. To view the webinar and for further information on FP2023 pre-allocation please visit: 2023 Pre-allocation Documents

UKFP 2023 Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP)

Top Tip: SFP White Space Queries has a 200 word limit. For information and key documents on the SFP 2023 please visit: Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP)

UKFP 2023 Eligibility Applicants

For information on the UK Foundation programme and key timelines please visit: Eligibility Applications for UK Foundation Programme (UKFP) 2023 entry – Timeline & Deadlines


UKFP 2023 Applicant Handbook

The 2023 Applicant Handbook can be found under the key documents section of our programmes page, along with How to Apply for Foundation Programme guidance.

UKFP 2023 Pre-allocation guidance and forms

The pre-allocation applicant guidance and the application forms for each criterion can be found under the key documents section of our programmes page


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

The application timeline and key dates for UKFP 2023 entry have been published and can be viewed here.


UKFPO Bulletin

Read the latest UKFPO bulletin (12 July 2022)



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