Bursary Application

Please ensure you have read the information on the Bursary Scheme before submitting your application. 

Complete the application form below to apply for a UCAT 2022 Bursary.  You will need:

  • Your candidate ID (in the format UKCAT + 6 digits)

  • Correct supporting evidence - we accept scans or clear photographs in the following file formats:  PDF, JPEG and PNG.  Please PDF word documents before uploading.

You only need to supply ONE piece of evidence from ONE of the bursary criteria you meet.  Do NOT email additional evidence to us unless we request it.

Please do not upload evidence files in a .HEIC format or with any special characters in the name (e.g. & : - . ,) as we cannot open them.  You must re-save your evidence in a different format or with a different name before uploading.

Only one application can be submitted.  

Key Dates

Applications open: 24 May 2022 at 9.30am (BST)
Application deadline: 30 September 2022 at 4pm (BST)

Applications outside these dates are not accepted.

Note: Please type your candidate ID into the form rather than using AutoFill or copy/pasting.

Your details


Identify the basis of your bursary entitlement

I receive Free School Meals.

Please provide a recent letter from your school/college confirming you receive free school meals (Local Authority funded only).

I receive a 16 to 19 Bursary or EMA or Learner Support (FE 19+).

Please provide your official award letter for the current academic year. Evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent or fee-paying schools is NOT accepted.

I receive a full-rate HE Student Finance means-tested maintenance award

Please provide your Student Finance or SAAS award letter for the current academic year. You MUST upload ALL PAGES. Please ensure you check what qualifies as a full-rate maintenance award BEFORE you apply. Awards must be for undergraduate study.

I or my parent/guardian receive Universal Credit.

Please provide the first page of your Universal Credit statement, dated within the last 3 months. We MUST be able to see the name and address of the claimant, the date, and the award amount.

I or my parent/guardian receive Working or Child Tax Credit.

Please provide the first page of the Tax Credits award letter, dated within the last 12 months. We MUST be able to see the name and address of the claimant, the date, and the award amount.

I or my parent/guardian receive Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide ALL PAGES of your award letter from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2022.

I or my parent/guardian receive Asylum Support.

Please provide an official award letter, dated in the last 12 months.

Evidence of Bursary entitlement

Upload scans or clear photographs of your evidence in the following file formats: PDF, Word, JPEG and PNG

Drop files here

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an application and providing supporting evidence you consent to this data being used for the administration of the UCAT bursary scheme. Where you have provided evidence that includes the data of any third party you confirm that you have obtained their consent. This data will be retained until the end of the calendar year for reporting and accounting purposes.

When UCAT results are delivered to our Consortium Universities we also indicate whether a candidate has been in receipt of a bursary. This will not disadvantage your application in any way and they may use this information to help identify candidates from backgrounds under-represented at University.

A bursary covers the cost of one sitting of the UCAT in a UK test centre and a voucher number will be sent to you using the email address in your application. If you do not provide documentary evidence by the deadline you will have to pay the full test fee to sit the UCAT. You will not be entitled to receive a second bursary if you miss your scheduled test for any reason.

Please tick here to confirm you have accepted these terms and conditions.

I understand that UCAT reserves the right to request repayment of the full test fee from any candidate who fails to attend a test paid for with a bursary voucher.
*Please tick here to confirm you understand.