Centre locations

UK centres

Candidates may enter PACES through any one of the three Royal Colleges. The exam is run at clinical centres across the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); these vary from diet to diet.

Prioritisation criteria for candidates sitting in the UK

In the event that the number of applications for the exam exceeds the places available, candidates in UK training will be prioritised. Every effort will be made to provide as many places as possible. If the number of applicants in UK training exceeds the number of places available, those who expect to apply for ST3 posts within the next year will be prioritised.

International centres

We working hard to increase the number of spaces for the exam, however, it is not always possible to meet demand and offer places to all candidates who apply. Since 2012 we have increased the number of international places by 23%, through providing more examination days in existing centres, and by opening new centres in India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. We are committed to continuing to increase opportunities for international candidates over the next few years.

We will try to prioritise those candidates who are near the end of their stage 2 eligibility periods, however we cannot guarantee that every candidate will get a space on this basis.

We have created FAQs for International PACES during COVID-19 here.

Brunei

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from all other applicants who have applied throughout

Egypt

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 90

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from all other applicants who have applied throughout
the whole application period.

Hong Kong

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Submit electronic application to: 

angelfung@hkcp.org

Tel: 00852 2871 8836
Fax: 00852 2556 9047

No of spaces per assessment period: 75

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.
Local trainees must still apply during the application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

India (Bengaluru)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from allother applicants who have applied throughout the
whole application period.

India (Chennai)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 75

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local orgainser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery from all other
applicants who have applied throughout the whole application period.

India (Hyderabad)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by random lottery from
all other applicants who have applied throughout the
whole application period.

India (Kochi)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 60

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the
local areas at the discretion of the local orgainser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from allother applicants who have applied throughout
the whole application period.

India (Kolkata)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from applicantswho have applied throughout
the whole application period.

India (New Delhi)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from applicantswho have applied throughout
the whole application period.

Kenya (Nairobi)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by random lottery from
applicantswho have applied throughout the
whole application period.

Kuwait

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

contact us.

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from all other applicants who have applied
throughout the whole application period.

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications. 

apply online.

Email: rajini@ummc.edu.my

Tel: +603 7949 2102
Fax: +603 7967 7562 / 7967 6684

No of spaces per assessment period: 120

All spaces are reserved for trainees of the local areas.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malaysia (Penang)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Email: rajini@ummc.edu.my

Tel: +603 7949 2102
Fax: +603 7967 7562 / 7967 6684

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

All spaces are reserved for trainees of the local areas.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status
should enquire with the local organiser.

Malta

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Please do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us.

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees
at the discretionof the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by
random lottery from allother applicants who
have applied throughout the whole application period.

Myanmar (Mandalay)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

Email: paces.mandalay@gmail.com

Tel: 009592001464

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Myanmar (Yangon UM1)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

Tel: +44 00951 2300622

No of spaces per assessment period: 75

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Myanmar (Yangon UM2)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications. 

apply online.

Tel: +44 00951 2300622

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the application period.

Candidates who are unsure about their trainee status should
enquire with the local organiser.

Oman

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 75

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the
discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery from
all other applicants who have applied throughout
the whole application period.

Qatar

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are available to any applicant.

All spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from applicants who have applied throughout the
whole application period.

Singapore

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

Local trainees applying to sit the PACES exam
must also apply for the MMED exam with NUS
within the application period.
 
To apply for the MMED exam please submit a
paper application separately to the NUS via the

Tel: +65 6516 3311 / 3300 / 4527
 

No of spaces per assessment period: 75

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.
 
Local trainees must still apply during the
application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about
their trainee status should enquire
with the local organiser.

Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local areas
at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random
lottery from all other applicants who have applied
throughout the whole application period.

Sudan

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

contact us.
 

No. of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for local trainees at the
discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random lottery
from all other applicants who have applied throughout
the whole application period.

Please note, the 2019/3 diet (7-9 December) has been cancelled.

United Arab Emirates (Al Ain)

Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online.

 

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during the
application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee
status should enquire with the local organiser.

United Arab Emirates (Ajman)

 Details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online                          

 

No of spaces per assessment period: 45

Some spaces are reserved for trainees in the local
areas at the discretion of the local organiser.
 
Remaining spaces will be allocated by random
lottery from applicants who have applied throughout
the whole application period.

United Arab Emirates (Dubai including Sharjah)

Contact details

Prioritisation rules (if any)

Do not submit paper applications.

apply online

E-mail: aAguiar@dha.gov.ae

Tel: +971 4219 1934

Fax: +971 4335 0897

No of spaces per assessment period: 60

All spaces are reserved for local trainees.

Local trainees must still apply during
the application period.
 
Candidates who are unsure about their trainee
status should enquire with the local organiser.