UCAT deadlines and dates to keep in your calendar
The UCAT is going ahead in 2023 and the key dates have been published. Bookmark our live updates page for the latest updates.
Step 1: Create a Pearson VUE web account.
Visit the Pearson VUE registration page to create a web account.
You will need to enter your personal information, contact details and additional information such as your gender, country of permanent residence and the highest qualification you expect to have before you begin your medical or dental studies.
Once you’ve created your account, you will receive a confirmation email.
Step 2: Test booking
UCAT exam booking will open on 20 June 2023. Don’t leave this too late as places fill up fast.
After you make the payment, you will receive a confirmation email.
The three main considerations are convenience, accessibility and availability. For further information read our UCAT test centre article.
The UCAT runs from 10 July - 28 September 2023. To choose the best test date for you, consider the following:
1. Your readiness for the UCAT
If you are well-prepared for the UCAT, it won’t matter too much if you choose an earlier test date. However, if you are still at the early stages of UCAT preparation, consider booking a later test date to give yourself enough time to revise.
BMAT will take place in October or November but the exact date is yet to be confirmed. If you are planning to sit this exam, sitting the UCAT early means you can start focusing on your BMAT preparation earlier.
3. Other commitments
Plan out in advance to ensure that your family holiday plans, work experience commitments and schooling do not clash with your UCAT test date.
4. Availability of the test centre
Not all test centres are open on all test dates, and some may be booked out quickly on certain dates.
For choosing the test time, ask yourself what time of the day you are most alert and focused, as well as when is a convenient time for arranging transport.
Tests taken in the UK cost £70.
Tests taken outside the UK cost £115.
Find details about UCAT bursary applications.
There are various ID requirements and other regulations. On arriving and showing your ID, you will put all your personal items in a locker and be escorted to a computer station. The exam is two hours continuous, with no breaks (including for the toilet).
Use the test centre locator to find the nearest test centre.
Yes, if you give sufficient notice, you can cancel your test by calling UCAT Customer Services up to 24 hours before your scheduled test.
On 21 September, when online booking finishes, you should call +44(0) 208 616 5106 to cancel or reschedule.
Pearson VUE says that if you wanted to cancel a Monday test, you would still be reimbursed if you cancelled by 5pm on the previous Friday.
If you miss your test for any reason, including a family emergency, you will still be marked as a ‘no show’, and no refund will be available. This also goes for bursary students.
Read the following articles to learn more about the test:
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