Registration and Booking

All candidates should read the information on this page carefully before completing the registration process.


Please check your eligibility to sit the UCAT 2024.

You may only test once in any year; multiple testing will be treated as misconduct.

Returning candidates

If you created a UCAT Account in a previous year (regardless of whether you sat the test or not) please refer to this important information for Returning Candidates before proceeding.

Key Dates

Key dates and deadlines are on the UCAT Test Dates page.  It is your responsibility to register for the correct version of the UCAT, meeting all the relevant deadlines.

Bursary Scheme

UK candidates in financial need can apply for a UCAT Bursary to cover the full test fee.  Once your Bursary Application is approved you will be given a voucher code to use when booking your test.

Access Arrangements

Candidates who require extra test time, rest breaks or special accommodations must have their Access Arrangements application approved by the UCAT Office before booking their test.

Important!  If you book a standard test and are then approved for access arrangements, any existing booking will need to be cancelled (giving appropriate notice) before a new test version can be booked. Extra test time/rest breaks cannot be added to a standard test appointment.  The date, time and location of your new appointment will depend on availability.

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 before booking or sitting a test.

Register for UCAT 2024

Registration for the UCAT is a two-step process of creating an account and booking a test, using the Pearson VUE registration system.

Step One - Create a UCAT Account from 14 May 2024

New candidates must create a UCAT account before they can book a test.  

Register with your legal name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you intend to present when you test.

Accepted forms of ID are specified in our Photo ID Policy. If there is not an acceptable match, you may be unable to test and may lose your test fee.  Before requesting a change to the name on your account please refer to the FAQs on the Photo ID Policy page.

When creating an account you will need to provide this additional information.

After creating your account, you will:

  • receive an email from Pearson VUE containing your username. You can log in to your account using the username and password you set up at registration.
  • be assigned a UCAT candidate ID (in the format UKCAT123456). You can find your candidate ID in the left corner of your account.  It should be used in all correspondence with Pearson VUE and the UCAT Office.

It can take up to 1 working day for Pearson VUE to set up your account. 

Occasionally, account details must be validated before your account set up can be completed. You may need to wait (up to 1 working day) for an email from Pearson VUE with additional instructions.  If this email has not arrived (after checking junk/spam folders) please contact Pearson VUE Customer Services.

Delays to account registration will not be accepted as a mitigating circumstance for missing the booking deadline.


Step Two - Book a Test from 18 June 2024

You should book your test through your UCAT Account

It is your responsibility to ensure your booking is made successfully in advance of the booking deadline of 19 September 2024 (12 noon BST).  Claims of mitigating circumstances or technical errors affecting your ability to book by the deadline will not be accepted.

Test Fees 

The test fee is payable at the time of booking by major debit/credit card:

  • Tests taken in the UK: £70
  • Tests taken outside the UK: £115

UK candidates in financial need can apply for a UCAT Bursary Voucher to pay for their test.

Test Locations

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

If travel to a test centre is difficult because of distance, pandemic, war, civil unrest or natural disaster, please refer to information on OnVUE online proctored testing before booking your test.

Private Access Code (PAC)

You do not need a PAC to book the standard UCAT. These codes are only issued to candidates approved to sit an extended test or the online proctored UCAT.

Booking advice and appointment availability

We strongly recommend you book as early as possible.  If you leave it late to book you will have fewer dates available and may have to travel some distance to a test centre.

A large number of test appointments are released when booking opens in June.  Additional appointments in late August and September are held back and released each morning as Pearson VUE manages demand across test centres.

If you are struggling to find a test appointment, the best way to check availability is through your UCAT Account rather than phoning Customer Services.  This is because the availability Customer Services can see is the same as the web booking system.  As we operate a live booking system, we are unable to respond to email queries about availability.

You are strongly recommended to book a test date early in the testing window.  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 rebook within the testing window.

Once you have successfully booked a test, you will be sent a confirmation email that includes important details about your appointment.  Please keep this email safe. 


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