Bursary Application

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

  • Your candidate ID (in the format UKCAT + 6 digits)
  • Correct supporting evidence.


Please check your evidence meets the Bursary Scheme Criteria before making an application.

You only need to supply one piece of evidence from one of the bursary criteria you meet.  

  • We accept scans or clear photographs of evidence (file formats:  PDF, JPEG and PNG). 
  • Please PDF word documents before uploading.

Only one application can be submitted. If you need to provide more evidence, please email the UCAT Office directly.

Key Dates

Applications open: 14 May 2024 at 9.30 (BST)
Application deadline: 27 September 2024 at 16.00 (BST)

Applications and evidence outside these dates are not accepted.

Please type your candidate ID into the form - do not use AutoFill or copy/paste.

Your details


Identify the basis of your bursary entitlement

I receive Free School Meals.

Upload a recent letter (dated 2023 or 2024) 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+).

Upload your award letter or communication for academic year 2023/24 or 2024/25. We MUST be able to see the name and date of the award. Evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent / fee-paying schools is NOT accepted.

I receive an undergraduate student finance maintenance award (full rate)

Upload ALL PAGES of your undergraduate Student Finance or SAAS award letter for academic year 2023/24 or 2024/25. Check what qualifies as a full-rate maintenance award BEFORE you apply.

I or my parent/guardian receive Universal Credit.

Upload 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.

Upload the first page of the Tax Credits award letter (financial year 2023/24 or 2024/25). We MUST be able to see the name and address of the claimant and the date of the letter.

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

Upload ALL PAGES of your award letter from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2024.

I or my parent/guardian receive Asylum Support.

Upload the official award letter, dated in the last 12 months.

You must choose at least one option

Evidence of Bursary entitlement

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

Terms and Conditions

Your personal data and evidence submitted in this application will be used for the administration of the UCAT bursary scheme. Where evidence includes the data of any third party, you confirm you have obtained necessary consent. Your data will be retained for the duration of the relevant admissions cycle (usually September the following year).

If you redeem a bursary voucher, this is flagged to your chosen universities at results delivery. This will not disadvantage your application and they may use this information to help identify candidates from backgrounds under-represented at University.

A voucher will be sent to the email address provided. It is valid for one sitting of the UCAT in a UK test centre. If you do not provide correct 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 test for any reason.

UCAT reserves the right to request repayment of the full test fee from any candidate who fails to attend a test paid for by bursary voucher.

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Application Complete

Thank you for your application. This has been submitted directly to the UCAT Office.

A confirmation email, which includes an application reference number, has been sent to the email address you provided.

Please check your spam/junk folders if you do not receive an email, as it is possible that emails from UCAT could automatically go to these folders. Please add [email protected] to your safe senders list now to prevent this.

If you do not hear the outcome of your application within 3 working days (and it is not in your spam/junk folders) please email the UCAT Office.


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