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International Surgeons

Our College supports more than fourteen thousand members dedicated to achieving excellence in patient care by helping to reduce the cost of education and training.

Members from outside the UK are welcome to join our College. International Members benefit from a discounted annual subscription fee, use of the internationally recognised post-nominal, eLearning and personal funding opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria


This is a table outlining the eligibility for Membership of the Faculty of Surgeons.

Examination Pass Postnominal Sponsor requirement
Intercollegiate MRCS exam MRCS(Glasg) 0
I have not passed the MRCS intercollegiate exam and practice out with the UK MRCPS(Glasg) 2 sponsors (1 must be Glasgow Fellow)
I have not passed the MRCS intercollegiate exam and I practice in the UK MRCPS(Glasg) Please arrange to sit the relevant Membership exam as listed above.

Internationally recognised postnominals

MRCS(Glasg) is a GMC acceptable post graduate qualification.

MRCPS(Glasg) is not a GMC acceptable postgraduate qualification.

For full advice on any matters pertaining to GMC registration – please contact them directly.

To be eligible to use a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow postnominal, you must retain your membership.


Sponsors must be Fellows in good standing of the Glasgow College or another UK/Irish Medical or Surgical Royal College (where applicable). If you are unable to provide sponsor(s) who are current Fellows of this College, please refer to our regional and international advisors who may be able to assist.

To help ensure your application process goes as smoothly as possible, please ensure you review the application checklist. Don't hesitate to contact the Membership Team with any enquiries.

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Examination Pass Region Key eligibility for application review Sponsor(s) Postnominal
Intercollegiate Specialty Examination (JCIE or JCSFE) All
  • Pass of Intercollegiate Specialty Examination (JCIE or JCSFE)
0 Based on the specialty examination
FRCS (Ophthalmology) examination offered by this College All
  • Pass of FRCS (Ophthalmology) examination offered by this College
0 FRCS(Ophth)(Glasg)

If you have passed the above examinations and wish to join the College please contact our Membership Team with evidence of your examination pass and CV, stating you would like to join the College as a fellow. Please do not hesitate to contact the Membership Team with any enquiries.

Application checklist

Please note

We no longer accept paper or word versions of our application forms.

Please use our Membership online application form to apply for Membership at the College. To apply for Fellowship, please contact the Membership Team with evidence of your JCIE, JCFE or FRCS (Ophthalmology) examination pass, alongside your CV.

To complete your application, please ensure you have the following details:

  • Name (Including Title)
  • Date Of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Place of Work
  • Job Title
  • Specialty
  • Primary qualification; date awarded and name of awarding institution
  • Professional qualification – this is any other memberships held with other Royal Colleges, or equivalent.
  • Academic qualification – this is any further post graduate qualifications you hold. For example the MRCS diploma.
  • Sponsor(s) as required

In addition to the above fields within the application form, we must receive the following documents along with your application:

  • Evidence of any of your qualifications
  • An up-to-date CV

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Click on the links below to see details on opportunities, resources and benefits for International Members. If you would like to view the full range of membership benefits please click here.

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