Important information for pupils applying to Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Law courses
All applicants to degree courses in Medicine and Dentistry must now sit an aptitude test. The UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) is being used by all the Scottish universities (and the majority of those outwith Scotland). This is an aptitude test which does not draw on any particular body of knowledge that a candidate can learn in advance. However there are practice questions on the UKCAT website.
You must Register on-line to take the test. Registration should be made between 1 May 2007 and 26 September 2007. The test must be taken between 18 June 2007 and 10 October 2007. There is a test centre in Edinburgh. The cost of taking the test is £60 (18 June-31 Aug 2007) and £75 (1 Sept – 10 Oct). Bursaries may be available to cover the cost of the test depending on parental income. More information is available on the UKCAT website here
The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) is being used by a small number of universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, London and University College, London for entry to Medicine and by Cambridge and the Royal Veterinary College for entry to Veterinary Medicine courses. The next test date is 31 October 2007. More information at here
The LNAT (National Admissions Test for law) is being used by Glasgow University (and other institutions outwith Scotland) to assess applications to Law. Full details of test dates and registration is on the LNAT website here