All the key UCAS, BMAT and UCAT dates below. UCAT dates are now confirmed by the UCAT Consortium as of 4th March 2021. It is also confirmed that the UCAT exam will be delivered in Pearson VUE test centres in 2021 via a two-hour computer based test.
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June
2
2021

UCAT Registration Opens

UCAT
Online
£

This is the first date where you can register your account (i.e. create your web account).

June
28
2021

UCAT Test Booking Opens

UCAT
Book Online
£
75

This is the first date where you can book your UCAT exam. We recommend you do this as soon as possible as slots are often taken quickly. You are also allowed to adjust your date after booking at a later time. UCAT tests taken in the UK or EU cost £75. Those taken outside the EU cost £120. Please note that a UCAT bursary is available on their website.

July
26
2021

UCAT Testing Begins

UCAT
Pearson Vue Centres
£
75

This is the first date you can book the UCAT for. We recommend you give yourself at least 4 weeks to study for the UCAT. However, ideally you should begin 6-8 weeks before your UCAT exam date. Check our SuperHub out for more tips.

September
1
2021

BMAT November Registration Opens

BMAT

This is the first day from which centres can register candidates. Usually this is done through your school. The standard fee is £49 (EU and UK students). If you are taking the exam outside the EU, the cost is £83.

September
22
2021

UCAT Registration Closes

UCAT
Book Online
£
75

This is the last date you can book your UCAT exam. If you are applying for Medicine please ensure you have booked your UCAT exam by this date. Ideally, book as soon as possible as your options significantly reduce as you approach this date. Please note you can change your test date at a later time (check the UCAT website for more details).

September
29
2021

UCAT Last Testing Date

UCAT
Pearson Vue Centres
£
75

This is the last day that the UCAT exam can be taken. We recognise different people have different circumstances, however, we highly recommend that you do not submit your UCAS until you know your UCAT score. We also recommend you take the UCAT at the end of August (start-mid September at the latest). This will give you time to focus on your personal statement and potentially your BMAT if you are sitting it. If you aren't sitting the BMAT you will have more flexibility, however, your personal statement is still very important.

October
1
2021

BMAT November Registration Deadline

BMAT

This is the last day for *normal* registration. Please note that you can apply for late-fee registration after this date. The deadline for this is 15th October. However, we highly recommend you avoid this scenario to ensure no issues with submitting your registration. The late fee is £35 which must be paid in addition to the standard fee (£49). You may also be entitled to an entry fee reimbursement. Please check out the BMAT website for more information.

October
15
2021

UCAS Application Deadline

UCAS
Submit Online
£
26

Deadline takes place at 18:00 (UK time). This includes the vast majority of courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science and dentistry. You may add your fifth option at a later date if the deadline for it is not 15th October 2021. We highly recommend you work hard to stick to internal school deadlines and aim to have your application fully ready for final review at the end of September. A rushed application is not ideal for anyone and may hurt your chances! Early planning and sticking to a schedule during your Summer holidays will help avoid this.

November
3
2021

BMAT November Test Day

BMAT
Test Centres
£
59

This is the day that the BMAT test takes place. It is usually done at your exam centre (i.e. school).

November
27
2021

BMAT November Results

BMAT

Results for the BMAT are released at 09:00 BST online. Results are sent automatically to UK universities.

CANCELLED DATES

BMAT September Registration Opens

Cambridge Assessment have stated that the dates & costs for BMAT September 2021 will be available later in 2021.

BMAT September Registration Deadline

Cambridge Assessment have stated that the dates & costs for BMAT September 2021 will be available later in 2021.

BMAT September Test Date

Cambridge Assessment have stated that the dates & costs for BMAT September 2021 will be available later in 2021.

BMAT September Results (candidates only)

Due to COVID-19 this test will no longer be taking place. The only BMAT date available is now November.

The medical school application process is a very busy and long process, particularly during Year 13. You will be bombarded by deadline after deadline and will often be jugging multiple things at one time (e.g. your personal statement and UCAT or your A-levels and medical school interviews).

We hope this page will give you a birds-eye view on what's coming up and where you are to ensure you're never put at a disadvantage.

Remember ... when you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
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