This year the UCAT test will take place in Pearson Vue test centres throughout the UK and internationally. You can register for the UK test from May 24 and testing will being in July.

UCAT Dates For 2022

The key UCAT dates are:

  • Registration opens in May in the UK but is already open for UCAT ANZ.
  • Testing begins in July for both UK and ANZ.
  • Testing ends on August 12th for ANZ and September 29th for the UK test.

The 2022 UCAT test dates are:

Key DeadlineDate
Registration opens:
Bursary and access arrangement applications
(UCATSEN) open:
24 May
Test booking opens:20 June
Test start date:11 July
Access arrangement (UCATSEN) deadline:20 September
Booking deadline:22 September
Last testing date:29 September
Bursary deadline:30 September
UCAS application deadline:15 October
Results delivered to universities:Early November

For UCAT ANZ dates, please check our ANZ registration guide.


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What Does UCAT Cost?

It costs £70 to sit the UCAT in the UK. There’s no discount to the UCAT price if you sit the test earlier.

Tests outside the UK cost £115. Fees for the UCAT ANZ are different and detailed here.

UCAT Bursary

If you are in financial need, you can apply for a bursary to cover the cost of the exam fee. Details for the 2022 bursary scheme haven’t been confirmed, but you see how it worked last year on the UCAT website.

How Do I Register For UCAT?

To register for UCAT you need to create an online account. When you register you should:

  • Use your legal name as it shows on your ID
  • Make sure that name matches your UCAS application
  • Wait for your password to come via email – and contact Pearson VUE if it doesn’t arrive within 36 hours
  • Apply for UCATSEN or other access arrangements, and for a bursary, if eligible
  • Book your test date. You should wait for confirmation of a bursary or access arrangements before you book your UCAT test.

If you don’t register before the deadline, you won’t be able to sit the UCAT.

Where Can I Find UCAT Test Centres?

You can usually find UCAT test centres in most UK cities since it’s taken at Pearson Vue centres. International students will be able to find test centres in their home countries, too.

The best way to find your nearest centre is to search on the Test Centre Locator. But before selecting one of the centres, don’t forget to register for the exam.


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Which UCAT Test Date Should I Book?

Some students prefer to sit an early UCAT test date. This gives you the benefit of freeing up your time up to focus on other aspects of the admission process, such as work experience and grades – and to prepare for the BMAT if you need to.

Others preferred to sit a later UCAT test date to benefit from extra revision and UCAT prep time.

The official advice from test organisers is to choose an early test date, in case you need to reschedule if you become unwell or have to self-isolate, for example.

Can I Reschedule My UCAT Date?

Yes, you can reschedule your UCAT test date as long as you give enough notice. This is another benefit of booking an early sitting as you can always push back the test date if you need to.

UCAT has a specific policy about rescheduling or cancelling your test, which explains that you can make changes via your Pearson Vue account up to 24 hours before your test.

If you need to make changes after the booking deadline, you’ll need to call Pearson Vue customer services to do this.

If you do need to change your test date, please be aware that there are a few steps involved and the change won’t be confirmed until you receive an email confirming the reschedule. You can see the policy here.

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