The 2024 UCAT test can be booked from 18th June and testing starts from 8th July.

UCAT Test Dates For 2024

Key DeadlineDate
Registration opens
Bursary and access arrangement applications
(UCATSEN) open
14 May (09:30 BST)
Test booking opens18 June (06:00 BST)
Testing starts8 July
Access arrangement (UCATSEN) deadline15 September (23:59 BST)

Booking deadline19 September (12 noon BST)
Last test day26 September
Bursary deadline27 September (16:00 BST)

UCAS application deadline15 October
Results delivered to universitiesEarly November

For UCAT ANZ key dates, please check our ANZ registration guide. Booking opens earlier and the test period is shorter.


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What Does The UCAT Cost?

It costs £70 to sit the UCAT exam in the UK. The test fee is the same no matter when you sit your test.

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.

Get more details about the UCAT bursary and find out if you’re eligible for it here.

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 this name matches what it is on 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 exam.

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

Where Can I Find UCAT Test Centres?

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

The best way to find your nearest centre is to search on the Test Centre Locator. Don’t forget to register for the exam before selecting a test centre.


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Which UCAT Test Date Should I Book?

Some students prefer to sit their UCAT exam early in the test cycle. This gives you the benefit of freeing up time over the summer to focus on other aspects of the admissions process, such as work experience and the Personal Statement – and to prepare for the BMAT if you’re planning to sit this admissions test too.

Others choose a later date in the test cycle because they feel that they need extra UCAT prep time, or have other plans (e.g. a holiday) that prevents them from sitting it earlier.

The official advice from test organisers is to choose an early test date – in case you need to reschedule if, for example, you become unwell in the run-up to test day.

Can I Reschedule My UCAT Test?

Yes, you can reschedule your UCAT test as long as you give enough notice. This is another benefit of booking an early sitting, as you can always move 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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