How to apply

European Specialty Examinations application process

The process for applying for an European Specialty Examination (ESE) is only available online through the My MRCP(UK) exam service. To apply through My MRCP(UK) follow the instructions below and view the video on YouTube. If you do not have a My MRCP(UK) account find out how to set up an account by watching our video

The online application service is available within the Upcoming Exams section of My MRCP(UK) and is available to any candidate who wishes to apply for an ESE. Candidates should refer to the examination dates for the period during which online applications will be accepted for forthcoming examinations.

Online application

All ESEs are computer-based and are administered by Pearson VUE at a test centre in the UK or internationally.

The application process for UK candidates is as follows:

  1. register online through My MRCP(UK) (candidates have the opportunity at this point to register any special arrangements)
  2. pay the applicable examination fee
  3. application is confirmed via an automatically generated email
  4. contact Pearson VUE to select test centre (see the exam dates calendar for when the Pearson VUE booking window opens for each examination)
  5. receive test centre confirmation email from Pearson VUE.

The application process for European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESBGH) full member, associate member and observer country and other International candidates is as follows:

  1. register online through My MRCP(UK) (candidates have the opportunity at this point to register any special arrangements)
  2. request test country and city
  3. pay applicable examination fee
  4. application is confirmed via an automatically generated email
  5. receive test centre confirmation email from Pearson VUE within four weeks of the examination date.