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UKCAT rebranded to UCAT as the test is launched in Australia and New Zealand

The UKCAT has been re-launched this week under the new name of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) to recognise that the test is now used in the admissions and selection processes of a growing number of international universities. 

The UCAT will continue to be the largest medical admissions test in the UK, and will be used by 30 UK universities in selection for Medicine and Dentistry Degrees in 2019. 

2018 was a hugely positive year for the UKCAT consortium. Three new universities joined the Consortium and a record number of candidates sat the test, almost 27,500 test takers. 

The adoption of the test by a Consortium of Medical and Dental Schools in Australia and New Zealand in 2019 is a major development, with an additional 15,000 candidates taking the test.  As part of this development we are changing the name of the test from UKCAT to UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test).

Our new UCAT website launched this week, and contains all the information that candidates need to know for applying to our UK Consortium Universities.

Further details can be found in this press release published by the University of Nottingham.