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. 

You are required to sit the UCAT 2022 if you are applying for entry in 2023 (or deferred entry in 2024) to a relevant course at a UK Consortium or non-UK Associate Member University.

The UCAT is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and in 130+ countries worldwide.  Use the test centre locator to find your nearest centre. 

Key Dates

We strongly advise candidates to test as early as possible.  If you choose to book a late test date and then encounter illness or other issues which prevent you from attending your test appointment you may not be able to reschedule within the test period. 

24 May (9.30am BST)

Account registration opens

Bursary and Access Arrangement applications open

20 June (6am BST)

Booking opens

11 July

Testing starts

20 September (12 noon BST)

Access Arrangement application deadline

Deadline extended until 21 September (12 noon BST)

22 September (12 noon BST)

Booking deadline

29 September

Last test day

30 September (4pm BST)

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. 

  • Consortium Universities 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 or you are not able to go to a test centre due to a significant medical reason (either COVID-19 related or other circumstances), please refer to our OnVUE online proctored testing information before booking your test.

  • Our ‘fit to test’ 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.