UCAT 2022 Test Cycle

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a computer-based admissions test, used by a consortium of UK Universities and non-UK associate member universities to help select applicants for their medical and dental degree programmes. 

The UCAT is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and worldwide.  Use the test centre locator to find your nearest centre.


Key Dates

Key dates and deadlines for the UCAT 2022 test cycle will be published in January 2022.

We strongly advise candidates to test as early as possible. 

tbc May

Account registration opens

Bursary and Access Arrangement applications open

tbc June

Booking opens

tbc July

Testing starts

tbc September

Access Arrangement application deadline

tbc September

Booking deadline

tbc September

Last test day

tbc September

Bursary Scheme application deadline

15 October

UCAS deadline

Early November

Results delivered to universities

  • It is your responsibility to book and sit your test within the test window.  UCAT cannot exempt candidates from taking the test.

  • Our ‘fit to sit’ policy means if a candidate attends their test they are declaring themselves fit to take the test.  Further details can be found here

  • If you are concerned that illness, injury or personal circumstances means you will not be ‘fit to test’ throughout the 2022 test window, you must contact the UCAT Office for advice before sitting your test.  If you choose to sit your test against this advice, UCAT will not accept this as a mitigating circumstance.

  • Consortium Universities normally expect international applicants to take the test, which could mean travelling to another country.  If travel to a test centre is difficult because of distance, pandemic, war, civil unrest or natural disaster you must contact the UCAT Office for advice before booking your test.