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If you are applying for Medical and Dentistry courses at certain universities starting in September/October 2019, you can now take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) on Saturday 1 September 2018. This means you will receive your BMAT result before the UCAS application deadline.
The September session will be available at certain test centres around the UK and also at test centres in certain countries around the world. More details to follow soon.
BMAT – September is an alternative test date for BMAT in October. The test will have the same format and will be scored in the same way as the October test. Test sections will be equated so that scores across the two sessions will be equivalent. Results from either session will be considered equally by the institutions/courses participating in BMAT – September, so when you take the test is your choice.
For BMAT – September, you must register yourself online for the test when registration is open. Find out more about registration for BMAT – September.
For BMAT – October, your school/college/test centre needs to register you for the test when registration is open. Find out more about registration for BMAT – October.
Please note, some institutions/courses will not accept September results.
BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. You can see what is in each section below.
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications
Section 3: Writing Task
For more detailed information about the format of BMAT, see the BMAT test specification.
The courses below accept results from the September or October session. If you have any queries about which BMAT session you should take the test in, check the specific institution’s website to confirm their requirements.
Institutions/courses not accepting BMAT – September results:
** University of Oxford – Medicine and BioMedical Sciences:
The University of Oxford will only accept BMAT results from the October session for A100 Medicine and BC98 Biomedical Sciences. If you are applying for either of these courses at the University of Oxford, you must take the test in October only, even if you are also applying to institutions/courses that accept September results.
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine:
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will only accept BMAT results from the October session for Medicine. If you are applying to LKC Medicine, you must take the test in October only, even if you are also applying to institutions/courses that accept September results.
* Please note, international applicants (those who are not ordinarily resident in the UK or EU) to Brighton and Sussex Medical School are not required to sit BMAT. | † If you’re applying to Thai universities, please visit their websites to check application details, as nationality or other restrictions may apply.
You will need to register yourself for the test. Registration opens on 25 June 2018 and closes on 12 August 2018.
Please note, the September test session will be available at certain test centres around the UK and internationally, so there will be limited capacity available. If you decide to take the test in September, we advise booking early.
Find out more about registration
If one or more of the universities you are applying to do not accept September results, you must take the test in October.
You must only take BMAT once.
If you do not take the test in September, you can take BMAT in October instead, at test centres around the world. This session will run in the usual way on Wednesday 31 October 2018.
All BMAT institutions/courses accept results from the October session.
For more frequently asked questions, read the BMAT – September FAQs