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 2018 should note these key dates:

Registration and booking opens   

1 May 2018

Bursary scheme opens

1 May 2018

Testing begins

2 July 2018

Registration and online booking closes

18 September 2018 at 5pm

Bursary deadline

18 September 2018 at 5pm

Final booking deadline

1 October 2018 at midday

Last testing date

2 October 2018

UCAS application deadline

15 October 2018

Results delivered to universities

Early November 2018

The following UKCAT test fees apply in 2018: 

Tests taken in the EU between 2 July and 31 August 2018


Tests taken in the EU between 1 September and 2 October 2018


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.  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.