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If you are applying for Medical and Dentistry courses at certain universities starting in September/October 2018, you can now take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) on Saturday 9 September 2017. This means you will receive your BMAT result before the UCAS application deadline.
The September session will be available at over 20 test centres in the UK.
BMAT – September is an alternative test date for BMAT in November. The test will have the same format and will be scored in the same way as the November test. Test sections will be equated so that scores across the two sessions will be equivalent. Results from either session will be considered equally by the institutions/courses participating in BMAT – September, so when you take the test is your choice.
For BMAT – September, you must register yourself online for the test when registration is open. Find out more about registration for BMAT – September.
For BMAT – November, your school/college/test centre needs to register you for the test when registration is open. Find out more about registration for BMAT – November.
Please note, some institutions/courses will not accept September results.
BMAT is a 2-hour, pen-and-paper test divided into three sections. You can see what is in each section below.
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 September or November session. If you have any queries about which BMAT session you should take the test in, check the specific institution’s website to confirm their requirements.
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.
* 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. | † Applies to 'overseas for fees' applicants only. | ‡ If you’re applying to Thammasat, we encourage you to visit the university’s website to check application details, as restrictions may apply.
You will need to register yourself for the test. Registration opens on 3 July 2017 and closes on 18 August 2017.
Please note, the September test session is available at over 20 centres around the UK, so there will be limited capacity available. If you decide to take the test in September, we advise booking early.
Find out more about registration
If one or more of the universities you are applying to do not accept September results, you must take the test in November.
You must only take BMAT once.
If you do not take the test in September, you can take BMAT in November instead, at test centres around the world. This session will run in the usual way on Thursday 2 November 2017.
All BMAT institutions/courses accept results from the November session.
For more frequently asked questions, read the BMAT – September FAQs