Recruitment to Dental Foundation Training (DFT) takes place through a national selection process.

Important: Accuracy

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this page. The information presented is accurate at the time of publication.

Applications for the September 2024 intake of Dental Foundation Training (DFT) open in August 2023.

Key dates for recruitment

The times given below are in UK time.

Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

August 2023

Applications open

Date: 8 August 2023

Time: 12pm

September 2023

Applications close

Date: 5 September 2023

Time: 12pm

 Final day for submission of evidence for reasonable adjustments 

This needs to be submitted at time of application.

Date: 5 September 2023

Time: 12pm

Invitations to Situational Judgement Test

Date: 27 September 2023

Time: By 5pm

November 2023

Situational Judgement Test

Date: 8 November 2023 - 16 November 2023

Scheme information published

Date: To be confirmed

April 2024

Preferencing of schemes open

Date: 11 April 2024

May 2024

Preferencing of schemes closes

Date: 9 May 2024

Initial offers

Date: 23 May 2024

Score and rank will be released

Date: 23 May 2024

June 2024

Upgrade deadline

Date: 10 June 2024

September 2024

Post commences

Date: 1 September 2024

Page last reviewed: 8 August 2023