The UCAT ANZ is the admissions test you need to take if you want to study Medicine in Australia or New Zealand. It’s a two-hour computerised test designed to assess key skills and attributes needed to be a good Doctor – for example, teamwork skills, problem-solving, communication, professionalism, numerical skills and empathy.
It’s worth noting that the UCAT is also used as the admissions exam of choice for medical courses in the UK.
A number of universities in Australia and New Zealand require you to sit the UCAT ANZ. These are:
The format of the UCAT ANZ test is the same as the UCAT sat in the rest of the world. It’s split into five parts:
If you’re eligible for extra time, you’ll sit the UCATSEN.
This works the same as UCAT scores: you’re scored on four sections (all except situational judgement) and the maximum UCAT ANZ score is 3,600.
Each section is marked between 300 and 900 and these scores are added up to reach the overall total.
The situational judgement section doesn’t get scored. Instead, you’re put into bands according to how you performed, with Band 1 being the highest.
Booking your UCAT ANZ test is very easy – all you need to do is create an account with Pearson VUE and then select the date and time of your exam.
You can usually book your UCAT ANZ test from March.
You can sit the UCAT ANZ at any point in July – although it’s recommended that you go for the first half of the month so you can take it during the school break.
The key dates for the UCAT ANZ are:
|Booking opens||early March 2021|
|Concession scheme opens||tbc|
|Access arrangement application deadline||tbc|
|Final booking deadline||tbc|
|Testing begins||1 July 2021|
|Last testing date||31 July 2021|
|Results delivered to universities||by early September 2021|
The costs for taking the UCAT ANZ are:
|Tests taken in Australia and New Zealand||$299|
|Concession fees (Australia only)||$199|
|Tests taken overseas/outside of Australia and New Zealand||$374|
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