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If you are applying for Medical and Dentistry courses at certain universities, you can take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in September. If you’re applying to study in the UK, this means you will receive your BMAT result before the UCAS application deadline.
BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. You can see what is in each section below.
Please be aware you must only take BMAT once in an admissions cycle.
Section 1: Thinking Skills
Please note: Section 1 has been updated for 2020 and will no longer include questions that test data analysis and inference.
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications
Section 3: Writing Task
Please also check the website of your chosen institution(s) to confirm which BMAT test session(s) they accept.
Institutions/courses not accepting BMAT – September results:
** University of Oxford – Medicine and BioMedical Sciences:
The University of Oxford will only accept BMAT results from the November session for A100 Medicine and BC98 Biomedical Sciences. If you are applying for either of these courses at the University of Oxford, you must take the test in November only, even if you are also applying to institutions/courses that accept September results.
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine:
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will only accept BMAT results from the November session for Medicine. If you are applying to LKC Medicine, you must take the test in November only, even if you are also applying to institutions/courses that accept September results.
Nazarbayev University School of Medicine:
If you're applying to Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, please contact them for information.
* Both UK/EU Fee status students and International students will need to sit the BMAT for 2021 entry.
† If you’re applying to Thai universities, please visit their websites to check application details, as nationality or other restrictions may apply.