Welcome to Medical Projects!

What happens now?

  1. Please read through your Student Dashboard before you make any travel plans!

  2. Book your flights or train, ensuring they arrive and depart within our windows below.

  3. Check if you need to apply for a visa for your trip, and get in touch with your student advisor if you require a visa support letter.

  4. You will shortly receive emails with links to your information forms. You will need to use these to submit your personal information to us before you travel.

  5. Head over to our Medical Projects Store to pay your remaining balance and buy your scrubs.

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Your Personal Student Advisor:

Your personal Student Advisor is called Amy and she will be your contact for any questions you may have. You can email Amy directly at any time at: amy@medicalprojects.co.uk

Arrival and Departures

All students must arrive on the Sunday at the beginning of their placement and depart on Saturday after their placement.

Arriving By Train


You should arrive into London Kings Cross Station on Sunday. 

A member of staff will collect students on Sunday between 5pm and 5:30pm. 

If your train arrives before 5:00pm don't worry. There are lots of shops and restaurants, as well as seating areas in the station for you to wait in until staff arrive!


Staff will drop students off at Kings Cross Train station at 11am on Saturday at the end of placement. 


Arriving By Plane


You should arrive into London Heathrow Airport (airport code LHR) on Sunday between 11am and 4pm. 

A member of staff will be waiting to collect you from Arrivals between these times. They will be holding a Medical Projects sign. 

You may need to wait in the airport with a member of staff during this time until the final student has arrived.  


You should book your flight to depart from London Heathrow Airport on Saturday after 2pm.

Staff will drop students at Departures at 12pm midday on Saturday. Please do not book flights before 2pm as you will not have sufficient time to check in. 

Meeting Us There

If you are based in London or are travelling by tube, you can meet staff at the Kings Cross Station arrivals meet point at 5pm. Alternatively you can meet us directly at the accommodation. Please get in touch with your student advisor to let them know your plan. 


If you would prefer to arrive directly at the accommodation this must be after 6:30pm on Sunday at the beginning of your placement. 


If you would prefer to travel directly from the accommodation this must be before 10am on Saturday after your placement.




Visa Application Information

If you are travelling on an EU passport you will not require a visa for your placement. If you are travelling on any other passport you will need to get in touch with your local Embassy in order to apply for your visa. You will just require a standard visitor visa for your placement. It is your responsibility to ensure your visa is completed correctly and returned to you in time for your trip. Please contact your Student Advisor if you require any supporting documents to apply for your visa. 

Insurance Information

Finding the correct insurance for your trip is very important and we will not take students who are not suitably covered.

We recommend international students take out comprehensive travel insurance, however as long as you are covered for emergency medical treatment and for repatriation in the case of an emergency, the amount of additional insurance you take out is up to you. 

We like World Nomads as they provide travel insurance to people from over 140 countries. You can enter your details below to get a quote for travel insurance from World Nomads. Please make sure you read the policy details to ensure that it's right for you.

British citizens will not need additional medical insurance for their placement but may wish to take out contents insurance.

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World Nomads Insurance

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Why buy travel insurance from World Nomads.com?

  1. Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  2. Buy Online, even if you’ve already left home
  3. Buy more cover and claim online while travelling
  4. Covers a range of adventure sports and activities
  5. Give a little back and support a community development project



Students are advised to speak to their GP about the appropriate vaccinations before travelling. They will have your complete medical history and will be able to advise the most appropriate vaccinations.

Spending Money

We advise students to bring between £80-£120 of spending money.  This will cover their lunches for the week and money for souvenirs etc during their free time. Please change money into British Pounds Sterling before you leave your home country, or alternatively bring your debit card with you to use in one of the ATMs when you arrive.


London weather, especially in the winter, can be temperamental, so please bring an umbrella and raincoat with you as it can rain at any time on any day. Typical British weather!

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Balance Payments

You can pay your remaining project balance through our Medical Projects Store. Simply click on the button below.


Students are required to change into medical scrubs once they are in the hospital. A set of Medical Projects scrubs can be purchased below:

  • If you live in the UK we will post your scrubs to you.

  • If you live outside the UK, you can collect your scrubs on arrival to avoid any postal problems.

If you are bringing your own scrubs from home please ensure that they are plain and do not have the details of any other hospital or company, to avoid any confusion about who you are. Please let your Student Advisor know that you will be bringing scrubs with you.