Bursary Application

The 2018 UKCAT Bursary Scheme opens on 1 May 2018 and closes at 5pm on 18 September 2018.  Applications outside these dates are not accepted.

You only need to supply evidence from one of the bursary criteria you meet.

Your details


Identify the basis of your bursary entitlement

I receive a 16 to 19 Bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or Discretionary Learner Support (FE 19+).

Please provide an official letter confirming your award for academic year ‘2017-18’ or ‘2018-19’.

I receive Free School Meals.

Please provide a letter from your school/college confirming you receive free school meals (local authority funded only).

I live with a family member in receipt of Child Tax Credit where I am named on the award and the household income as stated on the award is less than £35k.

Please provide a Tax Credit Award Notice for '2017-18' or '2018-19' which must include the pages showing total household income (less than 35k) and the section where you are named. Please ensure you provide both these pages or your application will be rejected.

I receive a full rate Maintenance Grant* (or equivalent for Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)

Please provide a Student Finance or Student Awards Agency Scotland award letter for academic year '2017-18' or '2018-19' which includes the page which shows the means tested grant element and not only tuition fee or maintenance loans. *If your course started after August 2016 and you are in receipt of a Student Finance England award under the new funding rules, evidence of a FULL RATE maintenance loan will be accepted.

I receive Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus dated 2018

I receive Universal Credit.

Please provide your award notice for '2017-18' or '2018-19'.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-based Employment and Support Allowance.

Please provide an award letter from a UK Jobcentre Plus dated 2018. For JSA and ESA please supply the full letter, not just the front page.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Universal Credit where the household income as stated on the award is less than £35k.

Please provide an award notice for '2017-18' or '2018-19'.

I receive an equivalent benefit in another EU state.

Please provide an award letter from a relevant government agency plus a translation into English, both dated 2018.

I live with a parent/guardian in receipt of Asylum Support.

Please provide an Asylum Support award letter, dated 2018.

Evidence of Bursary entitlement

Please upload your evidence in support of your application. We can accept the following document formats: PDF, Word (.doc), JPEG and PNG

If you cannot attach a document to your application you can post it to us at this address. You still need to submit an online application.

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
WD1418, West Block
D Floor, Medical School
Queens Medical Centre

Please include a copy of your confirmation email which you will receive when you have submitted an online application. We cannot return any evidence provided. You are therefore advised to provide copies of documents rather than originals.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an application and providing supporting evidence (either uploaded, by post or email) you consent to this data being used for the administration of the UKCAT bursary scheme. Where you have provided evidence that includes the data of any third party you confirm that you have obtained their consent. This data will be retained until the end of the calendar year for reporting and accounting purposes.

When UKCAT results are delivered to our Consortium Universities we also indicate whether a candidate has been in receipt of a bursary. This will not disadvantage your application in any way and they may use this information to help identify candidates from backgrounds under-represented at University.

A bursary covers the cost of one sitting of the UKCAT in a UK or EU test centre and a voucher number will be sent to you using the email address in your application. If you do not provide documentary evidence by the deadline you will have to pay the full test fee to sit the UKCAT. You will not be entitled to receive a second bursary if you miss your scheduled test for any reason.

Please tick here to confirm you have accepted these terms and conditions.