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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 September test session, visit our BMAT – September 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.
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.
Institution/course not accepting BMAT – October results:
Chulalongkorn University will only accept BMAT results from the September session for the Doctor of Medicine course. If you are applying for this course at Chulalongkorn University, you must take the test in September only. Please contact the university for further information.
* 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. We understand that all the Thai universities other than Chulalongkorn will accept results from BMAT – October but we recommend you check with the universities themselves.
† If you're applying to Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, please contact them for information.
The test takes place on Wednesday 31 October 2018, 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.