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Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) of Northwestern University is an early MD acceptance program for high-achieving Northwestern undergraduate students who have completed 2 full years of undergraduate study with a demonstrated commitment to a career in Medicine into Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 
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The Premedical Scholars Program (NUPSP) of Northwestern University is for students who have committed to the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) as their program of choice and requires a binding decision on the part of both the applicant and the medical school.  Students are accepted during their 3rd undergraduate year for matriculation into the Feinberg School of Medicine FSM) after their 4th undergraduate year.  The program is not designed to be a fast-track to medical school.  Transfer students may apply if they meet the listed requirements and coursework was conducted at a similarly rigorous program.

Program highlights

Each year, approximately 3-6 NUPSP students are offered early acceptance to FSM.  The accepted student agrees to enter FSM in August of the calendar year after acceptance and, assuming all program provisions are met, FSM agrees to commit a seat to the applicant for that year.

NUPSP is committed to MD applicants only (NUPSP does not accommodate those interested in the MD/PhD program) and does not require program participants to take the MCAT Examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science in Medicine
  • Health & Society
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Business of Medicine
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Professional Development

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Committed to a career as a medical physician and are able to express their commitment in a sincere and convincing manner, both orally and written.
  • Demonstrated their commitment to medicine by participating in several years of on-going extra-academic clinical and research activities.
  • Completed two full years in residence at Northwestern University with an overall and science GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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