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

UKCAT Dates and Fees

Candidates taking the UKCAT in 2017 should note these key dates:

Registration opens   

2 May 2017

Bursary scheme opens

2 May 2017

Testing begins

3 July 2017

Registration closes

19 September 2017 at 5pm

Bursary deadline

19 September 2017 at 5pm

Booking/Rescheduling closes

2 October 2017 at midday

Last testing date

3 October 2017

UCAS application deadline

15 October 2017

Results delivered to universities

Early November 2017

The following UKCAT test fees apply in 2017: 

Tests taken in the EU between 3 July and 31 August 2017


Tests taken in the EU between 1 September and 3 October 2017


Tests taken outside the EU


There is no difference in content between the UKCAT 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.  Registration and 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.