SJTace

The Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) is an admissions test used for entry to the Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM).

Bursary Scheme

The information below is subject to change.  Details of the 2020 Bursary Scheme will be updated in April 2020.

If you are in financial need you can apply for a bursary to cover the full test fee.  This only applies to UK/EU candidates taking a UCAT or SJTace exam.

We have a simple online process for applying for a bursary.  Applications are processed quickly and you can apply even if you have already paid for your test.  

Bursary scheme opens: 1 May 2019
Deadline for applications: 2 October 2019 at 5pm
Bursary voucher expiry date: 16 October 2019

Bursary Eligibility

To be eligible for a bursary you need to be able to meet one of the criteria below and provide one piece of evidence to support your application:

Bursary Criteria

Evidence Required

In receipt of Free School Meals.

Please provide a letter from your school/college confirming you receive free school meals (local authority funded only).

In receipt of a 16 to 19 Bursary in England or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Please provide an official award letter for academic year 2018/19 or 2019/20.  We do not accept evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent or fee-paying schools.

In receipt of Learner Support (FE 19+) or equivalent FE funding for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Please provide an official award letter for academic year 2018/19 or 2019/20.  

In receipt of a FULL rate Maintenance Grant* from Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or a FULL rate Young Students’/Independent Students’ Bursary from Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

Please provide a Student Finance or SAAS award letter for academic year 2018/19 or 2019/20 including reference to the means tested grant/bursary element and not only tuition fee or maintenance loans.  Click for an example.
*In England maintenance grants were replaced with loans for new full-time students who started their course from August 2016 onward.  If you are in receipt of a Student Finance England award under these new rules evidence of a FULL RATE maintenance loan will be accepted.  Please ensure you check what qualifies as a FULL MAINTENANCE LOAN RATE here BEFORE you apply.

In receipt of Income SupportJob Seeker's Allowance, or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an official award letter, dated 2019.

In receipt of Universal Credit.

Please provide a recent statement from 2019.  We must be able to see your name, the date, and the take-home pay for the period.  Click for an example.

Live with a family member in receipt of Child Tax Credit where the candidate is named on the award and the household income used to calculate the tax credits is less than £35k.

Please provide a Tax Credit Award letter for 2018/19 or 2019/20.  You must include the page that shows the household income (less than 35k) used to calculate the tax credits and the section where the candidate is named.  Click for an example.  Please ensure you provide both these pages or your application will be rejected.

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

Please provide an award letter (all pages) from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2019.

Live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Universal Credit if the annual household take-home pay as stated on the award is less than £35k.

Please provide a recent statement from 2019.  We must be able to see their name, the date, and the take-home pay for the period Click for an example.

In receipt of or living with a parent/guardian in receipt of an equivalent means tested benefit in another EU state.

Please provide an award letter from a relevant government agency plus a translation into English, both dated 2019

In receipt of or living with a parent/guardian in receipt of Asylum Support.

Please provide an official award letter, dated 2019.

Evidence NOT accepted: P60 (end of year certificate); annual accounts; award letters for Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Child Benefit; scholarships/bursaries/free school meals at independent or fee-paying schools. 

Application Process

Please complete the online bursary form.  You must either upload, email or post your evidence to us. 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Once we have received your application and evidence you will be notified of the outcome by email, usually within a couple of days but during busy times it could take up to 5 working days.  If you have not heard from us within this time please email the UCAT Office and we will check on progress.  Before contacting us please check that an email has not been sent to your junk or spam folder.

Once you have your bursary voucher code you can enter at the point of booking to pay for your test.  If you have already paid for your test you will need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services to arrange for a refund.

If your application has been rejected and you have any queries regarding this decision please email the UCAT Office (with additional evidence if necessary).

Your application will be rejected if you do not provide the full evidence required by the deadline.

Important note: If you have booked a test using a bursary voucher and then decide not to sit the UCAT, you MUST cancel your test (giving a minimum of 24 hrs notice) otherwise the UCAT Consortium will incur a charge for your missed appointment.  We therefore reserve the right to request repayment of the full test fee from any candidate who fails to attend a test paid for by a bursary voucher.

Data collected from bursary applications may be used for research purposes.  Details regarding how we collect, store and process your data can be found in our Data Privacy Policy.

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.