Inter-Foundation School Transfer (IFST)

The IFST process has been designed to support transfers across the programme in cases where individual circumstances have changed since the point of initial allocation.

A local application process has been introduced for F1 doctors working as part of a two-year programme to apply for a transfer to take effect from the start of their F2 year, and for current medical school graduates/applicants to the two-year programme who are applying to the foundation programme for August.

It is recognised that situations will arise outside of this process, therefore the option to apply for a transfer due to exceptional circumstances throughout the course of the programme will continue to be available.


The criteria for applying for a transfer between foundation schools are similar to the criteria for applying for pre-allocation (i.e. special circumstances) to a particular foundation school as part of the national foundation application process.

Applicants and current foundation doctors in Severn considering applying for an Inter-Foundation School Transfer must read the detailed guidance provided by the UKFP.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please download the IFST application form from the UKFP website and submit it to the Severn Foundation School Manager. Applications must be submitted to the allocated or current Foundation School.

Application Window

The window for IFST applications will be published by the UKFP on their website.

For more information, please see the FAQs on the UKFP website