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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 UEMS Renal Section and Boards 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.

When you apply for the ESE your application may be incomplete for one of the reasons below. This information is provided to help you ensure your application is completed successfully.

Payment of the examination fee

You can opt to pay using either of the options below:

Credit/debit card: To re-attempt the payment online, please login to your My MRCP(UK) account and go to ‘Exams history’. There will be a pay now button which will allow for you re-attempt the payment online. If your payment online is not successful, please speak with your bank and then re-attempt the payment online.

To make a payment over the phone you will need to provide the 16 digit card number, expiry date (month/year) and the 3 digit security code (on the back of the card). Please contact MRCP(UK) Central Office to give your card details over the phone.  Payments will be processed using a secure payment system and card details will not be stored by MRCP(UK).

Please note that in order to comply with UK law we cannot accept credit/debit card details sent in emails/via the contact form on this website, either in the body text or as attachments. If you do send card details in this manner it is entirely at your own risk. Card details received in emails or as attachments will be immediately deleted and payments will not be actioned. Card payment can only be made online via the application system or by telephone.​

Declaration form

Candidates with constraints on their practice should complete the online declaration form below as soon as possible.