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Inter-Foundation School Transfers (IFST)

****2024  Application window is open  - 7 March 2024 until 12:00 midday 21 March 2024****

A process exists for F1s who are currently part of a 2-year Foundation Programme, but require to move to another location within the UK for F2 or prior to commencing F1.

The process has been designed to support transfers across Schools in cases where individual circumstances have changed since initial allocation or application.

More details can be found on the UKFPO website. There are certain criteria that must be met for an IFST. Transfers will only be allowed if circumstances have changed.

Only applications on the grounds of exceptional circumstances can be requested at this time. 

The IFST application forms and timeline can be found on the UKFPO website.


Current trainees or allocated trainees MUST be submitted their application via email to the Scottish Foundation School at email: sfas@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Deadline for application closed on 21 March 2024 at midday, late applications will not be accepted.


Do you need to transfer within Scotland due to a change in circumstance please follow the links below:

For information about Inter-Regional Transfers (transfers within Scotland), please click here

This page was last updated on: 15.03.2024 at 13.14