BMAT® Exam Information
The Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is required by 10 universities for entry into a medicine, dentistry or veterinary science degree programme. It is a 2 hour paper based test that is offered once a year in early November or March for University of Leiden applicants.
New! A September test on Saturday 9th September has been introduced for BMAT test takers this year. It is accepted by 10 Universities which also accept the November BMAT. You can find out more about how this might affect you on our BMAT September Q & A overview.
Universities requiring the BMAT:
University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
University of Oxford Medical School – Graduate Medicine only for September Exam
University College London
University of Leeds
Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Thammasat University: CICM and Dentistry (Thailand)
Mahidol University (Thailand)
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore)
University of Leiden (Netherlands) – February exam only
University of Navarra (Spain) - February & November exams
University of Malaya (Malaysia) – February exam only
The BMAT test consists of three sections
|Aptitude & Skills||35 questions
Questions cover Problem Solving, Understanding Arguments and Data Analysis & Inference. Questions are multiple choice, with the student being asked to select either one or multiple answers from the ones provided.
|Scientific Knowledge & Application||27 questions
This section covers the three sciences plus maths (GCSE level). Answers will either be multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, free response, or matching (typically used for labelling a picture, for example parts of the human body).
|Writing||1 question (from a choice of 4)
Students have 1 page of A4 paper to answer the essay prompt. Essay topics are science-based.
|30 minutes||Quality score from 0-5 and a score for Quality of written English from A-E|
Key dates for the BMAT
February Exam (University of Leiden, Navarra and Malaya):
30th January 2017 - Registration Closes
11th February 2017 - BMAT Test Day
New! September Exam:
26th June – Registration opens
18th August –Registration closing date
9th September – BMAT September test date
29th September – BMAT results released 20th October – Final date to share results with selected universities
1st September – Registration begins
1st October – Closing date for standard registrations
15th October (at 5pm) – Closing date for late-fee BMAT registrations
2nd November – BMAT test day
24th November – BMAT results released
BMAT Test Fees
£46 Standard fee for UK candidates
£78 Standard fee for Rest of the World
£33 Additional late entry fee for all candidates registering between 1st and 15th of October 2017.
Please note: Universities requiring the BMAT offer reimbursement of entry fees to anyone who qualifies.