How do I apply to transfer to a different Foundation School?

Modified on Thu, 04 May 2023 at 04:08 PM

Updated November 2023

The IFST process for the training year August 2023-August 2024 will open on 09 March 2023. Further information is available on the UKFPO Website.

National Timeline 2023

Application submission window opensThursday 9th March 2023
The application window closes for all IFST applications (applies to all foundation schools)
Thursday 23rd March 2023
Foundation schools review IFST applications
Monday 27th March  – Friday 14th April 2023
Foundation schools to notify applicants of the outcome
Friday 21st April 2023
IFST national appeals window
Monday 24th - Friday 28th April 2023
National review panels consider appeals
Wednesday 10th May 2023
Panel outcomes issued to applicants and foundation schools notified
Friday 12th May 2023
New rotations commence
Wednesday 2nd August 2023

*incomplete applications will not be put forward for consideration by review panels and will be withdrawn. 

Where possible, students and trainees are advised to submit applications as part of the national timeline. Applications outside of this timeline should only be completed where personal circumstances have changed since the application window due to exceptional circumstances.

Completed forms can be submitted here

Exceptional applications outside of these windows can be considered by the Foundation school can be submitted here.

If none of the FAQs have answered your question, please submit an enquiry to the team by clicking here

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