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The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities.
BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. You can see what is in each section and also a list of courses that require BMAT below.
Please note, the information in this section relates to the BMAT test session in October. To find out about the August test session, visit our BMAT – August section.
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.
Please note, the latest BMAT test specification is new for 2019-2020 and includes new topics. This should be considered as part of your preparation.
The courses below accept results from the October session.
Please always check the website of your chosen institution(s) to confirm which BMAT test session(s) they accept.
* Both UK/EU Fee status students and International students will need to sit the BMAT for 2020 entry.
** If you’re applying to Thai universities, please visit their websites to check application details, as nationality or other restrictions may apply.
† If you're applying to Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, please contact them for information.
The test takes place on Wednesday 30 October 2019, usually at 09.00 GMT in the UK. The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending on where they are in the world. For exact timings, please check with your school or centre.
Find out more about registration and Access Arrangements.