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

Candidates taking the UCAT in 2020 should note these key dates:

4 May 2020

Registration opens

Booking opens

Bursary Scheme opens

Access Arrangements / UCATSEN applications open

1 July 2020

Testing begins

22 September 2020 at midday (BST)

Registration closes

Online booking closes

Access Arrangements / UCATSEN application deadline

5 October 2020 at midday (BST)

Final booking deadline (for registered candidates)

6 October 2020

Last testing date

Bursary application deadline

15 October 2020

UCAS application deadline

Early November 2020

Results delivered to universities

The following UCAT test fees apply in 2020: 

Tests taken in the EU between 1 July and 31 August 2020


Tests taken in the EU between 1 September and 6 October 2020


Tests taken outside the EU


Candidates are advised to refer to our Bursary Scheme to see whether they are eligible for a free test.

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.