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The dates and costs for BMAT – September 2021 will be available later in 2021. Please check back for updates.
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 the BMAT fee based on ability to pay. You will need to book your test online and pay the entry fee, which will be reimbursed to you in full if you are eligible for reimbursement.
To apply for a reimbursement you need to complete the BMAT reimbursement application form. The reimbursement application deadline for BMAT – September 2021 will be confirmed later in 2021. Please check back for updates.
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.
For more information contact the Support Team.