The University Clinical Aptitude Test is used in the selection process by the majority of UK University Medical and Dental Schools.

UCAT Dates and Fees

Details of the 2020 test cycle will be updated in December 2019.

Candidates taking the UCAT in 2019 should note these key dates:

1 May 2019

Registration opens

Booking opens

Bursary Scheme opens

Access Arrangements / UCATSEN applications open

1 July 2019

Testing begins

18 September 2019 at 5pm (BST)

Registration closes

Online booking closes

Access Arrangements / UCATSEN application deadline

1 October 2019 at midday (BST)

Final booking deadline (for registered candidates)

2 October 2019

Last testing date

Bursary application deadline

15 October 2019

UCAS application deadline

Early November 2019

Results delivered to universities

The following UCAT test fees apply in 2019: 

Tests taken in the EU between 1 July and 31 August 2019


Tests taken in the EU between 1 September and 2 October 2019


Tests taken outside the EU


There is no difference in content between the UCAT sat during the summer or autumn period. The increased price reflects demand on resources at particular times of the year. We recommend candidates sit the test during the summer period and pay the lower test fee.  Test fees depend on the test centre location, not on your place of residence or nationality.

Candidates are advised to refer to our Bursary Scheme to see whether they are eligible to have the full cost of the test covered.