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"The academic qualifications that students give us do not provide enough information for us to select the best and therefore we need to use another form of assessment. There is a very good correlation to indicate that students with a high score on BMAT do well in the year 1 and year 2 assessments on the MBBS programme."
Professor Dr Jamunarani S Vadivelu,
Medical Education Research and Development Unit,
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Identify applicants who will thrive on Medicine, Biomedicine and Dentistry degree courses with the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT).
BMAT has been used by world-leading universities since 2003, helping admissions tutors to make objective selection decisions and allowing students to show their full potential.
Contact us to find out how the BioMedical Admissions Test can help your university.
Here’s a selection of the leading universities already using the BioMedical Admissions Test:
For the full list of universities we work with, please visit the BMAT page for test-takers.
Read the BMAT test specification for an overview of the test format and content.
Our global network of test centres allows applicants to typically take BMAT in their own country. This means your selection procedure is accessible to all applicants, and quick and convenient for your staff.
There are currently four scheduled BMAT test sessions per year: in February, August/September and October/November.
Test fees are paid by the student. We believe all applicants should have an equal opportunity to prove they have what it takes and we ensure test fees are affordable, so they do not present a barrier to students entering university. We can also make arrangements with universities to provide reimbursement of test fees for financially disadvantaged students, as we do for UK/EU students applying to UK universities.
Depending on your requirements, it may also be possible to hold BMAT test sessions at your institution and for you to pay the test fees on behalf of your applicants.
We support test-takers with free BMAT preparation materials and resources to help them prepare for the test, including BMAT past papers with worked answers, and an online science revision guide (the BMAT Section 2: Assumed Subject Knowledge guide). There is no need for students to attend additional courses.
To ensure that BMAT is accessible to all applicants and minimise the amount of new learning needed, BMAT focuses on knowledge and skills that should already be familiar to applicants. The science and maths knowledge needed for the test is that typically covered in schools by age 16.
BMAT is designed to have a positive impact for test-takers. Any time spent preparing for BMAT helps test-takers develop skills directly beneficial for their future academic studies.
We conduct extensive research to ensure the validity and fairness of BMAT. Our research agenda and approach is guided by these key principles:
We have brought together information about our BMAT research programme into one volume: Applying the socio-cognitive framework to the BioMedical Admissions Test.
Read more and download the executive summary