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Examinations

The Examinations and Assessment Department runs postgraduate surgical and dental examinations on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons and its Dental Faculty. From this section you can download application forms, regulations, syllabi, dates, fees, results and guidance material for all the examinations.

If you have a query which is not answered in the information on the site, you can call or email one of examinations team of administrators who will be happy help you.

You are also welcome to call in person at our reception office on the ground floor of the College in Lincoln's Inn Fields, which is open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

Online applications

Any candidate may apply for a UK based examination online. Applications must be made by the relevant closing date. Apply online now

If you have had contact with the College before, such as sitting an exam or attending a course you will not need to register, please set a password and access your account area.

In applying for any examination candidates must read and accept the relevant regulations available from each examination's page.

Candidates applying for the first time online will have 14 days after the closing date to submit the necessary supporting documents to accompany their application.

Exam Dates and Fees

View the surgical section for information, dates and fees for the MRCS and DOHNS examinations Dental sections for information on exam dates and fees administered by RCS. For all dental examinations, view the dental section.

All applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date advertised. Please read the following notes before applying for any exam.

Examination Guidance