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UCAT Preparation During Summer Holidays

Important UCAT 2021 Dates

UCAT and Interview Preparation

If you are considering a career in medicine or dentistry, you will need to sit a compulsory entry exam known as the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) before you can apply for relevant placements in the aforementioned fields of study within most universities. 

Please note, that some pathways into medicine, dentistry, and clinical sciences may not require the UCAT ANZ. For details candidates should refer to the websites of the universities to which they intend to apply.

Universities and the UCAT Requirements


For those who will sit UCAT next year, consistent UCAT preparation during summer break is highly recommended as opposed to leaving it until the time when students need to devote their full attention and energy towards their Year 12 work. 


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Sydney (Chatswood) - 19 June 2021

Brisbane (UQLD St Lucia Campus) - 26 June 2021



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Recommended for Year 11 and 12 students

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4-5 September 2021 - (Live Online Interactive) - Nearly Full

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Important UCAT ANZ 2021 Dates

Candidates taking the UCAT ANZ in 2021 for entry to universities in Australia and New Zealand in 2022 should note these key dates (deadline times are in AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time): 

Concession Scheme opens
Access Arrangements open  

1 February 2021


1 March 2021

Concession application deadline

10 May 2021

Access Arrangements application deadline

17 May 2021


17 May 2021

Late booking deadline

31 May 2021

Cancellation deadline

7 June 2021

Testing begins

1 July 2021

Last testing date

11 August 2021

Results delivered to universities

by early September 2021

The following UCAT ANZ test fees will be charged for the 2021 test:

Tests taken in Australia or New Zealand


     - Concession Fee (Australia only)


Tests taken overseas / outside Australia and New Zealand


Late fee


Refund fee

15% of total test fees deducted

All fees are charged in Australian dollars. The additional late fee of $85 applies for bookings made during the late booking window. The late fee also applies to the concession fee.

Your bank may charge an additional international transaction fee as Pearson VUE is a United States merchant. If you have queries about this please contact your bank for information. 

Please follow these steps if you are sitting the test in 2021:

Step 1  Register an account

  • You mustcreate an online account with Pearson VUEbefore you can book your test. You need to register for your test personally – this cannot be done by a school/college.
  • You may only create one account. If you have tested previously please use your existing account.
  • Register with your legal name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you intend to present at the test centre. If there is not an exact match, you may be unable to test and will lose your test fee. Changes to the name on your UCAT account can be made by Pearson VUE Customer Servicesafter seeing supporting ID.
  • The email address on your account will be used for all communication from Pearson VUE and the UCAT ANZ Office. You must check your email address throughout the test cycle for correspondence related to your test sitting. The phone number(s) you provide may be used by Pearson VUE to contact you in some circumstances. 
  • When you create an account you will need to provide the information requestedhere.
  • After registering your account, you will receive an email confirming your account has been created within 24 hours. This will contain the username you created.
  • If you are eligible for the Concession Scheme you should apply before booking your test. Once your Concession Application is approved you will be given a concession voucher code to use when booking your test to pay the reduced test fee.
  • Candidates with special educational needs, disabilities or medical conditions who require Access Arrangements to sit the test must apply and be approved for thesebeforebooking their test.

Step 2  Booking the Test

  • After bookings open on 1 March, login to your Pearson VUE account to book your test.The test fee is payable at the time of booking by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Visa debit card). Bookings will close at 11:59pm AEST on 17 May 2021.
  • If you miss the booking deadline above, late bookings are accepted until 11:59pm AEST on 31 May 2021 and incur the additional late booking fee ($85).
  • Please refer to these Booking Instructions for the information requested in the booking process and to assist you with booking your test.
  • Once you have successfully booked your test you will receive a booking confirmation email from Pearson VUE which contains your test appointment details and other important information about your test sitting. Your appointment will also be shown in your Pearson VUE account. 

Please note:

  • No further bookings will be accepted after 31 May 2021 (11:59pm AEST) under any circumstances. Claims of technical errors affecting your ability to book by the deadline will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your booking is made successfully in advance of the late deadline. 
  • You are strongly recommended to book a test date early in the July testing period. Each year there are candidates who book a late test date and then encounter problems if they fall ill or experience other issues which prevent them from taking that test appointment. 
  • UCAT ANZ is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres in Australia and New Zealand. Some overseas test centres are available and additional overseas test locations can be requested. See Test Centre Locationsfor the test centre locations.
  • You may only take the test once in any test cycle. Any instances of multiple testing in the same year may result in your results being revoked.
  • If you need to change your appointment please see our information onRescheduling and Cancelling

Step 3  Test Day information

Step 4  Test Preparation

Step 5 Results

  • Refer to the universities' websites for information about the courses
  • Results are delivered to the universities by early September 2021


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