Bursary Application

Please complete the application form below and provide the correct supporting evidence.  Applications without evidence will be rejected.

You must be registered and know your candidate ID (in the format UKCAT + 6 digits). 

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

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

Please do not upload evidence files in a .HEIC format or with these characters in the name ( & : ) as we cannot open them.  Please re-save in a different format or with a different name before uploading.

Applications open: 2 June 2021 at 9am (BST)
Application deadline: 29 September 2021 at 4pm (BST)

Applications outside these dates are not accepted.

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

Your details

Address

Identify the basis of your bursary entitlement

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

Please provide your official award letter for academic year 2020/21 or 2021/22. Evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent or fee-paying schools is NOT accepted.

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 live with a family member in receipt of Working or Child Tax Credit.

Please provide a Tax Credits award letter from 2020/21 or 2021/22. You MUST be named on the award and the household income used to calculate the tax credits should be less than £35k. Please ensure you provide BOTH the pages that show this or your application will be rejected.

I receive a full-rate Maintenance Grant or Maintenance Loan* (means-tested) from Student Finance England (or equivalent for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)

Please provide your Student Finance or SAAS award letter for academic year 2020/21 or 2021/22. You MUST include the pages that show the means tested grant/bursary element. *If your course started after August 2016, we will accept evidence of a full-rate (means-tested) Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England.

I receive Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2021.

I receive Universal Credit.

Please provide a recent statement from 2021. This MUST include your name and address, the date, and the take-home pay (less than 35k) for the period or your application will be rejected.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter (all pages) from a UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2021.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Universal Credit.

Please provide a recent statement from 2021. This MUST include the name of the claimant and address, the date, and the take-home pay (less than 35k) for the period or your application will be rejected.

I receive or live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Asylum Support.

Please provide an official award letter, dated 2021.

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.