Updated November 2021

The IFST process for the training year August 2021-August 2022 will open on 15 March 2021. Further information is available on the UKFPO Website.

National Timeline 2021


Application window opens
Monday 15th March 2021
The application window closes for all IFST applications (applies to all foundation schools)
Friday 2nd April 2021
Foundation schools review IFST applications
Monday 5 th April – Friday 23rd April 2021
Foundation schools to notify applicants of the outcome
Monday 26th April 2021 
IFST national appeals window
Tuesday 27th April (12:00) – Tuesday 11th May 2021 (deadline at 12:00)
UKFPO administrative review of appeal forms
Wednesday 12th – Friday 21st May 2021
National review panels consider appeals
Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May 2021
Panel outcomes issued to applicants and foundation schools notified
Tuesday 1 st June 2021
New rotations commence
August 2021

*incomplete applications will not be put forward for consideration by review panels and will be withdrawn.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