About UCAT

You are required to sit the UCAT 2021 if you are applying for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023) to a relevant course at a UK Consortium University or non-UK Associate Member University (see list below).  The UCAT can be sat (subject to availability) between 26 July - 29 September 2021. 

UCAT cannot exempt candidates from taking the test.  If you have mitigating circumstances affecting your ability to take the UCAT in 2021, you should contact the UCAT Office for advice before sitting a test. 

The following dates are provisional.  We strongly advise candidates to test as early as possible.

2 June 2021 at 9am BST

Registration (web account creation) opens
Bursary Applications open
Access Arrangements Applications open

28 June 2021 at 9am BST

Test Booking opens

26 July 2021

Testing begins

22 September 2021 at 12 noon BST

Registration closes
Web booking closes
Access Arrangements application deadline

28 September 2021 at 12 noon BST

Final Booking deadline

29 September 2021

Last testing date
Bursary application deadline (4pm BST)

15 October 2021

UCAS application deadline

Early November 2021

Results delivered to universities

International Candidates

  • Consortium Universities normally expect international applicants to take the test, which could mean travelling to another country.  The UCAT is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and in many international countries

  • If travel to a test centre is difficult because of distance, pandemic, war, civil unrest or natural disaster you should contact the UCAT Office for advice before booking a test. 


UCAT Consortium Universities

The UCAT is a compulsory entry requirement for our UK Consortium Universities and our non-UK Associate Member Universities.  

You should always check the specific entry requirements for each course before booking a test.  Some universities may have different requirements for overseas or graduate applicants. 

 

University

UCAS Course Code

  A20

University of Aberdeen 

 A100, A201

  A60

Anglia Ruskin University

 A100

  A80

Aston University

 A100

  B32

University of Birmingham

 A100, A101, A200

  B78

University of Bristol

 A100, A108, A206, A208

  C15

Cardiff University 

 A100*, A104, A200, A204

  D65

University of Dundee 

 A100, A104, A200

  E14

University of East Anglia 

 A100, A104

  E42

Edge Hill University

 A100, A110

  E56

University of Edinburgh 

 A100

  E84

University of Exeter 

 A100*

  G28

University of Glasgow 

 A100, A200

  H75

Hull York Medical School 

 A100, A101

  K12

Keele University 

 A100*, A104

  K31

Kent and Medway Medical School

 A100

  K60

King's College London 

 A100, A101, A102, A202, A205, A206

  L34

University of Leicester 

 A100, A199

  L41

University of Liverpool

 A100*, A200

  M20

University of Manchester 

 A104, A106, A204, A206

  N21

Newcastle University 

 A100, A101, A206

  N84

University of Nottingham 

 A100, A10L, A108, A18L

  P60

University of Plymouth

 A100, A206

  Q50

Queen Mary University of London 

 A100, A101, A110, A120, A200

  Q75

Queen's University Belfast 

 A100, A200*

  S18

University of Sheffield 

 A100, A101, A200

  S27

University of Southampton 

 A100, A101, A102

  S36

University of St Andrews 

 A100, A990

  S49

St George's, University of London 

 A100

  S84

University of Sunderland

 A100

  W20

University of Warwick 

 A101

 * Alternative requirements may apply to certain groups of students - please see the university website for details.

Non-UK Associate Member Universities

UCAT also meets the admission requirements of the following courses:

University

Course

American University of the Caribbean

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program

Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Advanced MD Program in English for University Graduates

UniCamillus - Saint Camillus International University of Health and Medical Sciences

Degrees: Medicine & Surgery; Midwifery; Nursing; Physiotherapy; Biomedical Laboratory Techniques; Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy Techniques

St George's University (Grenada)

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program