UCAT Test Dates 2021

UCAT Test Dates 2021

The UCAT Consortium has released the UCAT test dates 2021. Candidates taking the UCAT in 2021 should take note of the key dates listed below. The UCAT testing period lasts for 3 months and typically takes place between July and September.

Do take note that your 2021 UCAT results are only valid for the 2022 UCAS Admissions cycle – for entry into medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry courses in 2022 or deferred entry in 2023.

UCAT Timeline for Applicants in 2021

It is important to keep tabs on all things UCAT for proper planning and to fully maximise your preparation time. For a start, booking a test would require you to first create an account with Pearson VUE and this has to be done by you – not by your school.

2 June 2021 at 9am BSTRegistration (web account creation) opens
Bursary Applications open
Access Arrangements Applications open
28 June 2021 at 9am BSTTest Booking opens
26 July 2021Testing begins
22 September 2021 at 12 noon BSTRegistration closes
Web booking closes
Access Arrangements application deadline
28 September 2021 at 12 noon BSTFinal Booking deadline
29 September 2021Last testing date
Bursary application deadline (4pm BST)
15 October 2021UCAS application deadline
Early November 2021Results delivered to universities

*These dates may be subject to change.

Applications for most courses in medicine, veterinary medicine/science, and dentistry, must be submitted by the UCAS deadline to guarantee equal consideration. Remember to state your choices through UCAS before the deadline – your UCAS application is considered invalid if you fail to state your choices.

You can only apply to 5 universities as part of your UCAS application, out of which only a maximum of 4 can be Medicine applications. The 5th choice has to be Non-Medicine, so do make sure you choose your university choices wisely based on your UCAT score! You will receive your UCAT score report immediately after you completed the test.

Once the UCAS application deadline has passed, the UCAT Consortium will liaise with UCAS and send your test results directly to your chosen universities.

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