UCAT 2020 and COVID-19 Update (25/03/2020)

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Are you concerned or confused about what is happening for UCAT 2020? In this article, we are going to outline the current situation worldwide for the UCAT 2020 and COVID-19 and what this means for you.


What is the current situation concerning UCAT 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis?

The COVID-19 crisis has had different impacts on the timetable of UCAT in different regions. As this is a rapidly changing situation, there is ongoing uncertainty about what impact this situation will have on students in different regions around the globe.

While UCAT and UCAT-ANZ intend to run the UCAT in 2020, some regions have had theirs postponed and others may.


UCAT 2020 UK changes due to COVID-19

As of now, UCAT UK will go ahead in 2020, but registration, booking, and the sitting of the test will occur later than normal.

Under the current nationwide restrictions on schools, universities, and movement, they are unsure of what dates these will shift to.

UCAT UK  Consortium are updating their site regular with information as they decide on their schedule. You should keep up-to-date by monitoring this page. They have also advised that immediate updates can be found on their social channels:


UCAT 2020 ANZ changes due to COVID-19

The situation in Australia and New Zealand is currently the same. UCAT ANZ and Pearson VUE have advised that they intend for the UCAT to proceed as planned.

Currently, they advising candidates to follow the existing deadlines:

Concession application deadline
Access Arrangements deadline
4 May 2020 at 5pm AEST
BOOKING DEADLINE11 May 2020 at 11:59pm AEST
Late booking deadline18 May 2020 at 11:59pm AEST
Cancellation deadline18 May 2020 at 11:59pm AEST


Candidates should regularly check this page from the UCAT ANZ consortium and this page from Pearson VUE to find updates about the testing during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you have not already registered and booked your slot, you should do ASAP. You can do that here.



As of this moment, Pearson VUE is only shutting the Victorian Melbourne and Box Hill testing facilities until April 15 or until it safe to reopen. This means that UCAT testing will proceed as usual.

We will update this page as we learn more.

The UCAT ANZ consortium will be updating their social channels with more immediate updates:


New Zealand

Currently, there is no specific advice about testing in New Zealand. UCAT ANZ are updating this page with information about which testing centres are currently operating.

We will update this page as we learn more.

The UCAT ANZ consortium will be updating their social channels with more immediate updates:


Other countries

The COVID-19 crisis has had significant impacts on other countries that utilise the UCAT.

The following table presents current information as of 25/03/2020

CountryUCAT Testing Status
Italy (UCAT CAMILLUS)Currently Unavailable
Trinidad and TobagoAvailable
Saudi ArabiaAvailable
United Arab EmiratesAvailable


Candidates should monitor the UCAT Consortium COVID-19 update page and the Pearson VUE update page for more details.

We will update this as the situation continues to develop.


What does this mean for UCAT Masterclass students?


UCAT Masterclass is an entirely online course. UCAT Masterclass students will continue to have access to UCAT Masterclass and its resources and exam simulator.

We will continue adding to our question banks and resources to ensure that you have the best possible UCAT training!


What should you be doing now?

Continue studying! If you are a UCAT ANZ student, you should register for the UCAT ANZ before the deadlines.

Once you’ve booked, you need to plan your study. If you struggle with motivation or want a bootcamp style learning program, sign up for our UCAT Masterclass 8 Week Challenge. It starts on April 1, 2020 and runs until 27th May.

Sign up for $99 (AUD). During the challenge, you’ll get:

  • Guided weekly lessons to keep you on track
  • Full access to UCAT Masterclass Premium until the end of the UCAT testing period for 2020
  • A UCAT mentor to help you be on track
  • A UCAT E-Calendar and motivational posters for your phone or tablet
  • A chance to win UCAT Masterclass Premium when you’ve complete all the challenges (We’ll refund your subscription, terms and conditions apply)




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