The key UCAT dates are:
The 2022 UCAT test dates are:
|Registration opens: |
Bursary and access arrangement applications
|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.
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.
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.
To register for UCAT you need to create an online account. When you register you should:
If you don’t register before the deadline, you won’t be able to sit the UCAT.
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.
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.
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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