UCAT 2023 Test Dates

You are required to sit the UCAT 2023 if you are applying for entry in 2024 (or deferred entry in 2025) to a relevant medical or dental degree course at a UK or International Consortium University.

The UCAT is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and in 130+ countries worldwide. 

Find your nearest test centre: Pearson VUE Test Centre Locator

Key Dates

These are the key dates and deadline for the 2023 test cycle.  We do not make exceptions to our deadlines.

It is your responsibility to book and sit your test within the testing window.  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 testing window.

You may only take the test once in any testing window.  Instances of multiple testing in the same year will be treated as misconduct and all results withdrawn.

Registration for the UCAT is a two-step process of creating an account and booking a test.

16 May (09:30 BST)

UCAT Account creation opens

Bursary and Access Arrangement applications open

20 June (06:00 BST)

Booking opens

10 July

Testing starts

19 September (12 noon BST)

Access Arrangement application deadline

21 September (12 noon BST)

Booking deadline

UCAT Account creation closes

28 September

Last test day

29 September (16:00 BST)

Bursary Scheme application deadline

16 October

UCAS deadline

Early November

Results delivered to universities

International Applicants

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, please refer to the information on OnVUE online proctored testing before booking your test.

Fitness to Test Policy

Our ‘Fitness to Test’ Policy means if a candidate attends their test they are declaring themselves fit to take the test.

If you are concerned that illness, injury or personal circumstances means you will not be ‘fit to test’, please refer to the Fitness to Test Policy for advice.