UCAT Consortium

Universities use our tests to select applicants with the most appropriate mental abilities, attitudes and professional behaviours required to be successful in their clinical careers.

Admissions Testing for Health Professions

Historically known as the UKCAT, we have re-launched under the new name of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) to recognise that the test is now used in the admissions and selection processes of a growing number of international universities.

Please see the links below for our individual websites: 


The UCAT will continue to be the largest medical admissions test in the UK, and will be used by a consortium of 30 UK universities in selection for Medicine and Dentistry Degrees in 2019. 

This year we are joined by the UCAT ANZ Consortium, a group of Australian and New Zealand universities who have adopted the UCAT as part of their selection process for medicine, dentistry and selected clinical sciences.  From 2019 the UCAT will replace the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test) for these universities.

The UCAT Consortium are committed to achieving greater fairness in selection and to the widening
participation of under-represented social groups in medical, dental and health sciences training.  Through an ongoing programme of research our Consortium is seeking to identify the characteristics in applicants which will make them good clinicians and thus to improve the quality of those who enter the professions with the ultimate aim of improving patient care.