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Covid-19: important information for BMAT candidates
Here’s a summary of the changes to BMAT – November due to Covid-19:
For full details of the test fee changes and reimbursement criteria, please visit the BMAT – November dates and costs page.
We understand you will have questions about computer-based test delivery. Subscribe to our Support Site article for the latest updates and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Unable to access a test centre due to Covid-19?
For candidates who are unable to access a test centre due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can offer a remote proctored test service. This means you can take the test on a laptop or computer in your preferred location. For the full criteria and how to apply, please read our Support Site article.
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.
*If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, please be aware there is no extension to the registration period. Therefore, you must ensure your centre registers you for the test in good time.
Reminder: the 15 October deadline is the last date for centres to register you for the test, so you will need to register with a centre well before then. Centres may set their own deadline in advance for accepting registrations, so please make sure you speak to them as early as possible.
**For international centres the scheduled start times will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
† Results will be released at 09:00 GMT on this date via our Metritests system. Results are automatically sent to universities in the UK and Lee Kong Chian (as long as your choices were entered on Entries Extranet when your centre registered you for the test). Applicants need to share results with all other universities. Visit the BMAT – November scoring and results page for more information.
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these costs. Some centres add an administration fee to the test entry fee, which covers the cost of invigilation, despatch costs and room hire which are essential for running the test: contact your centre for details.
If you’re applying to Thammasat University you need to visit the university’s website for current registration fees.
Institutions using BMAT want to make sure that the entry fee is not a barrier to access or widening participation. In some cases, we can reimburse BMAT's fee based on ability to pay. We reimburse standard entry fees to eligible candidates. You will need to pay your test centre your entry fee, which will be reimbursed to you if you are eligible for reimbursement. Late entry fees and administration fees cannot be reimbursed.
How can I get my fee reimbursed?
To apply for a reimbursement you need to complete the BMAT reimbursement application form. The reimbursement application deadline for BMAT – November is 15 October 2020.
Our reimbursements apply only to UK/EU candidates. You will be required to upload ONE supporting document from the list below:
Free school meals
Learner Support (FE 19+) or equivalent FE funding for Scotland, Wales or NI
16 to 19 Bursary (England)
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) (Scotland, Wales or NI)
An official award letter for the academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21.
We do not accept evidence that relates to scholarships/bursaries at independent or fee-paying schools.
Student Finance England Maintenance Grant or Maintenance Loan* (full-rate)
Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) Young Students’/Independent Students’ Bursary (full-rate)
Student Finance Wales or Northern Ireland Maintenance Grant (full-rate)
A Student Finance or SAAS award letter for academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21 including reference to the means tested grant/bursary element.
You must be in receipt of a full-rate means-tested award.
*A full maintenance loan will be accepted if you are in receipt of a Student Finance England award under the new 2016 regulations.
Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of one of these benefits)
An award letter (all pages) from the UK Jobcentre Plus, dated 2020.
If it is your parent/guardian in receipt of JSA or ESA then it must be the income-based benefit (e.g. means-tested) and not contribution-based.
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of Universal Credit)
A recent statement from 2020 including the page which shows the total household income as less than £35,000.
Please ensure the name of the claimant and their address, the date, and the take-home pay for the period is visible.
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
(If you or a family member you live with are in receipt of Tax Credits)
An award letter from 2019/20 or 2020/21 including the page which shows the total household income as less than £35,000, and the page which names the BMAT candidate on the award.
EU State Benefit
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of an equivalent means-tested benefit from an EU state you may be eligible)
An award letter from a relevant government agency from 2020 which is in English or has been translated into English.
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of this support)
An official award letter dated 2020.