For the 2021 testing period, you can start booking from March 1, which means bookings are now open!
The key dates for UCAT in Australia and New Zealand are:
|Booking opened||1 March 2021
|Concession scheme opens||1 February 2021|
|Concession deadline||10 May 2021|
|Access arrangement application deadline||17 May 2021|
|Booking deadline||17 May 2021|
|Late booking deadline||31 May 2021|
|Cancellation deadline||7 June 2021|
|Testing begins||1 July 2021|
|Last testing date||11 August 2021|
|Results delivered to universities||by early September 2021|
If you’re applying in Australia and New Zealand, it’ll cost between $199 and $374 AUD, depending on where you sit the UCAT ANZ and whether you qualify for concession fees.
Full costs explained:
|Prices in AU$|
|Tests taken in Australia and New Zealand||$305|
|Concession fees (Australia only)||$199|
|Tests taken overseas/outside of Australia and New Zealand||$380|
|Refund fee||15% of total test fees deducted|
If you are in financial need, you can apply for the concession scheme to cover the cost of the exam fee. Full details here.
The first thing you have to do to register for UCAT in Australia and New Zealand is to create an online account. You’ll need this because you have to book for yourself – you can’t get your school or parent to do it for you.
Make sure you register with the exact name that’s on your ID, because you’ll have to show this at the test centre. Be careful to give the correct email, too.
You’ll also need to answer the registration questionnaire (get a preview here) and then you’ll have to wait for your password to come via email – and contact Pearson VUE if it doesn’t arrive within 36 hours.
It’s worth knowing that don’t have to book your test date at the same time as you register – you can do this at a later date. But once you are registered, that’s when you can apply for UCATSEN or other access arrangements, and for the concession scheme.
If you don’t register before the deadline in May, you won’t be able to sit the UCAT. If you book between May 17 and May 31, you’ll have to pay the late booking fee on top of the exam fee.
There are a number of test centres in major towns in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia there are test centres in Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Darwin, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth – and beyond. In New Zealand, you’ll find test centres in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Tauranga, and Wellington.
The best way to find your nearest centre is to search on the Test Centre Locator.
It’s important to be aware that test centres don’t offer the UCAT every day, so you need to check availability before you try and book a specific date.
If you need to reschedule your exam, you can do this via your online account up until the late booking deadline. To reschedule your UCAT ANZ test after the deadline, it’s a bit more complicated. You can see the full process here.
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