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Important information about BMAT – November 2021
In 2021 BMAT – November will be a computer-based test in all countries except Singapore and Thailand. You should confirm with your school or test centre whether they will provide the computer or whether you need to bring your own.
In Singapore and Thailand BMAT – November will be taken as a paper-based test.
Details have been updated in these web pages.
Speak to your school or test centre about registering for the test as soon as you have decided to take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The table below outlines the key dates, but test centres may have their own earlier registration deadlines.
Please note: We reserve the right to make changes to these dates.
Please note: We reserve the right to make changes to these costs. Some test centres add an administration fee to the test registration fee, which covers the cost of invigilation, despatch costs and room hire, which are essential for running the test. Contact your test 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 registration 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 registration fees to eligible candidates. You will need to pay your test centre your registration fee, which will be reimbursed to you if you are eligible for reimbursement. Late registration 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 2021.
Our reimbursements apply only to UK 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 2020/21 or 2021/22.
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 2020/21 or 2021/22 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 2021.
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 2021 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 2020/21 or 2021/22 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.
(If you or a parent/guardian you live with are in receipt of this support)
An official award letter dated 2021.
Please inform your test centre as early as possible of any special requirements.
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirement and you are entitled to support for other exams.
Examples of Access Arrangements include, but are not limited to:
Find out how to apply for Access Arrangements/modified papers on the BMAT – November registration page.
If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, please be aware there is no extension to the registration period.
We advise that you ask your test centre to register you as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Speak to your test centre directly about what time the test will start and how far in advance of the start time you should arrive.
Find out how to register