UCAT ANZ Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sit the UCAT ANZ if I'm enrolled in Year 11 and taking a Year 12 subject?
No. The UCAT ANZ is only available to a candidate whose educational level at the time of sitting the test is that they are undertaking or have completed their final year of secondary schooling, or higher. For example, candidates registering for UCAT ANZ 2021 should have completed, or plan to complete their final year of secondary schooling in 2021, that is, Year 12 in Australia or Year 13 in New Zealand.
Can I sit the UCAT ANZ if I have commenced or already completed a degree?
You are eligible to sit the UCAT ANZ if you have commenced or completed an undergraduate degree. It is noted, however that not all undergraduate degree programs for which UCAT ANZ is a prerequisite will offer places for non-school leavers. Candidates are advised to check the UCAT ANZ Consortium university websites for further information. Information on GAMSAT and graduate-entry medical and dental courses is available at the GAMSAT website.
Do international students need to sit the UCAT ANZ?
Only a limited number of UCAT ANZ Consortium universities require international students to sit UCAT ANZ and, if so, it will only be required in specific circumstances. Candidates are advised to check the UCAT ANZ Consortium university websites for further information.
Can I sit GAMSAT instead of UCAT ANZ?
GAMSAT is for entry to medicine and dentistry as a graduate only. You should consult the GAMSAT website and the websites of the universities shown there to determine if you should sit GAMSAT.
Will I be penalised for taking the test more than once?
You can only sit the test once in any test cycle and any instances of multiple testing in the same year will be treated as an example of unprofessional behaviour. However, there is no penalty for taking the test again in subsequent years.
What should I do if I cannot sit the test?
The UCAT ANZ is a mandatory entry requirement for our consortium member universities. We do not grant any exemptions from the test.
Registration and Booking
How do I register for the test?
Bookings open at our website on 1 March 2021. You must register an account with Pearson VUE and then book your test via your account by the deadlines. Please refer to UCAT ANZ 2021 for information.
Can my school register me for the test?
You need to register for your test personally – this cannot be done by your school/college.
Can I sit the test at my school?
No, the test can only be taken at Pearson VUE test centres. There are test centres throughout Australia and New Zealand and at many overseas locations. Please refer to the Test Centre Locations for information.
Can I sit the test overseas?
Overseas test centres are available in many countries and additional overseas locations can be requested.
You can request an additional overseas location by following the steps shown at our website. Our office will advise you if your requested test centre location is available. Please refer to the Test Centre Locations page for information.
How will I know the exact location of the test centre?
Full details of available test centre locations and dates will be shown when booking your test and will be given in your confirmation email and candidate account after completing your booking.
I have forgotten my username and / or password.
If you have forgotten your username or password there are options to retrieve these from the Pearson VUE account login page. Please do not set up a new account as multiple accounts are not permitted. If you continue to have problems logging in then you will need to contact Pearson VUE Customer Services for assistance.
My registration email has not arrived.
This email should arrive quickly and at the very latest within one working day. Check your junk/ spam folders of your registered email address as it may have been diverted there.
You can request the registration confirmation email be resent by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services.
How can I pay for my test?
The booking fee is payable online at the time of booking by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Visa debit card). If you or your parents do not have access to a Visa, MasterCard credit card or Visa debit card check with your local bank or post shop for prepaid credit card options.
How do I know if my booking was successful?
You will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE when you have completed your booking and your appointment details will be given in your candidate account. If you have not received the confirmation email, check your junk/ spam folder.
If your booking was successful then your appointment will be shown in your Pearson VUE account under 'My Appointments'.
You can request the booking confirmation email be resent by contacting Pearson VUE Customer Services.
What is my UCAT ANZ ID number and where can I find it?
You are assigned a UCAT ANZ ID number when you create an account with Pearson VUE. The UCAT ANZ ID number is given in the top left of your Pearson VUE account. The UCAT ANZ ID number should be used in all correspondence regarding the test, and in your university applications.
Does registering for the test mean I have applied for university entry?
No. Applying for admission to one of the UCAT ANZ Consortium universities is a separate process. After consulting the universities' websites, you should contact the universities of interest if you have any questions about the application procedure for university admission.
My concession application has not been approved but I think I should be eligible, what should I do?
Only candidates who are named on a current Australian Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (both issued by Centrelink) are eligible for the concession fee. See the Concession Scheme page for details. Applications close on 10 May 2021.
Your application may have been rejected because you have not provided the correct concession card, the concession card you have provided has expired, you are not named on the card or your name on your card does not match your name on your account. The concession fee is not available to candidates sitting the test in New Zealand or overseas.
If you have any queries, please email the UCAT ANZ Office.
Can I apply for the Concession Scheme if I have already paid for my test?
Yes, you can still apply as long as you do so by the Concession Scheme deadline. Once you have received your concession voucher code you will need to call Pearson VUE Customer Services to apply the concession voucher code to your booking. You must book your test using your concession voucher code by the booking deadline. Late fees apply during the late booking window.
Can I apply for the Concession Scheme after concession application deadline?
No, applications are not accepted after the concession application deadline.
Where do I enter my concession voucher code?
During the checkout process there is an option to 'Add a voucher or promo code'. Enter your concession voucher code there and click apply.
Candidates with special educational needs, disabilities or medical conditions who are entitled to extra time or other accommodations for school/college/university exams may be entitled to access arrangements when sitting the UCAT ANZ. See the Access Arrangements page for details and the application deadline.
Are there any practice questions or preparation materials available?
Yes, there are extensive resources available on the Practice Tests page which are available to everyone, regardless of whether you have registered or booked your test yet. These have been developed so that you have everything you need to support your preparation, including a Question Tutorial, a Question Bank with over 1000 free example questions and 3 free fully timed Practice Tests which mimic the live test environment.
Do I have to pay for these preparation materials?
No, all resources contained on the UCAT ANZ website are FREE. Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for the test, we do not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials.
The preparation materials on the website refer to the UCAT, not the UCAT ANZ – is this a different test?
Although introduced to Australia and New Zealand in 2019, the UCAT has been used for over 12 years in the UK (previously under the test name UKCAT). The preparation materials provided on our website represent the content of the UCAT ANZ test and should be used to familiarise yourself with the test format and to prepare for the test.
I’ve been told I should pay for a coaching course in order to do well in the UCAT, is this true?
No. Whilst there are many commercial companies offering coaching for the UCAT, we do not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. These courses can cost candidates a great deal of money and we would advise you to be sceptical about their claims. Commercial organisations are not affiliated with UCAT. They may be using items that are not necessarily of the standard you will encounter in the UCAT and this may distort your performance whilst practising. We advise all students to prepare for the UCAT by using the free OFFICIAL practice materials available on the UCAT ANZ website.
Rescheduling and Cancelling
How do I reschedule my test?
See Rescheduling and Cancelling for information.
How do I to cancel and refund my appointment?
In order to obtain a refund, you need to cancel your test through your Pearson VUE account by the cancellation deadline of 11.59pm AEST on 7 June 2021. If you miss this deadline your test fee will not be refunded.
How do I reschedule my test to another country?
Contact the UCAT ANZ Office for assistance.
I missed the deadline to reschedule my test. What do I do now?
If you miss the rescheduling deadline, you can re-book your test by paying the test fee again. See the Rescheduling and Cancelling for more information.
I missed my test appointment, how do I re-book my appointment?
If you miss your test for any reason, the appointment will count as a 'no-show' and you will not be eligible for a refund and will need to pay the standard test fee again to re-book your test. This also applies if you are turned away from the test centre for incorrect/ expired ID. See Rescheduling and Cancelling under "Missed Tests (no shows)" for information.
How do I make a complaint about my test?
See the Test Day Problems page and refer to the Complaints and Appeals policy provided there for details.
When will I receive my results?
After you have completed your test you will receive an email from Pearson VUE with instructions to access your UCAT ANZ Score Report in your Pearson VUE account. You will receive the email within 24 hours of your test sitting.
Why are my results not displaying properly on my online score report?
This might be because of the browser you are using. Please clear your cache and do not use Internet Explorer.
When do you deliver my results to the universities?
Test results will be delivered to UCAT ANZ Consortium member universities by early September. You do not need to forward your results to your chosen universities, we take care of this. Due to the number of candidates sitting our tests each year we cannot check or confirm that individual results have been sent.
How do I know my ranking?
In late August we publish the test statistics. A useful 'Percentile Look Up' facility is added to the Test Statistics page of our website to allow you to see your ranking within the current year's cohort of test takers.
Can you tell me about the universities' selection criteria?
We cannot provide information about selection criteria or cut-off scores. Each university has different selection criteria and admission procedures, which can vary from year to year. Our Consortium universities will provide information on their websites. Once this information is published, you should contact the universities concerned if you require further information.
What test do I sit if I want to apply to universities in Australia/New Zealand and in the UK?
You need to sit the UCAT ANZ test. Please refer to the information at the Results page.
Can I use UCAT (UK) results to apply to Australian and New Zealand universities?
No, you must sit the UCAT ANZ.
What is the UCAT (UK) and do I need to sit this test?
The UCAT (UK) is used as an admissions test for UK universities. Candidates should only sit the UCAT (UK) test if they are ONLY applying to a relevant course at one of the UCAT Consortium member universities in the UK. Note that UCAT ANZ Consortium universities do not accept UCAT (UK) results.
Candidates who are applying to Australian/ New Zealand and UK universities should sit the UCAT ANZ test and refer to the information at the Results page of our website.
Can I sit both the UCAT ANZ and UCAT UK test?
Candidates are not permitted to sit both the UCAT ANZ and the UCAT UK test in the same year (for example, you cannot sit the UCAT ANZ 2021 and UCAT (UK) 2021). In this event only the test result obtained at the first sitting will be valid.
If you have not found the information you need at our website, please email the UCAT ANZ Office.
Email responses are provided Monday - Friday.
Please include your full registered name and UCAT ANZ ID number, if applicable.