How to Register for UCAT ANZ 2023

How to Register for UCAT ANZ 2023

8 months ago by Chris

Registrations and bookings to sit UCAT ANZ 2023 are now open!

UCAT ANZ 2023 testing takes place between 3 July and 11 August 2023. However, we strongly advise registering and booking your UCAT test early to ensure you secure a location, date and time that is suitable for you. If you leave it until later to register and book your UCAT test, it is possible you will need to sit UCAT on a date, at a time, or in a location that is not convenient.


What UCAT ANZ 2023 testing date should I choose?

There are a few factors to consider when choosing a UCAT ANZ 2023 testing date:

  • If possible, we recommend choosing a testing date earlier in the UCAT testing cycle. This is because each year there are UCAT candidates who book a late UCAT test and encounter problems when they fall ill or experience other issues preventing them from sitting UCAT in that testing slot. The availability of UCAT testing sessions reduces later in the UCAT testing window. Booking an earlier UCAT testing date ensures you have the flexibility to reschedule your UCAT if the unexpected occurs.
  • It is worth noting that school holidays in Australia and university breaks in New Zealand occur in the first half of July. We suggest that you use these times to sit the UCAT, as you will be less busy with other academic commitments. Sitting UCAT during a school or university break will also give you time to manage stress and get into optimal condition for UCAT testing day.

Our blog provides more advice on how to choose the perfect testing date and time.


How do I register for UCAT ANZ 2023?

You must complete a two-step process using the Pearson VUE online registration system to register and then book a test.


Step 1: Online Account Registration

You must create an online account with Pearson VUE before you can book your UCAT test. You need to register for UCAT personally – this cannot be done by your school. You should only create one account as multiple accounts are not permitted.

You must register with your legal name exactly as it appears on the photo identification you will present at the UCAT testing centre. If there is not an exact match, you will not be able to take your UCAT test.

You can register for UCAT at:


Step 2: Booking a UCAT Test

After registering your UCAT account, you will receive an email confirming your account has been created. The email will also contain the username you created. You can then log-in to your Pearson VUE account to book your UCAT test.

UCAT ANZ is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres in Australia and New Zealand, and you can choose your UCAT testing centre. Some overseas test centres are available. You can find a list of UCAT testing centres here:

Important UCAT booking dates are as follows:

  • Booking opens: 1 March 2023
  • Booking closes: 17 May 2023 at 11.59pm AEST
  • LATE booking deadline: 31 May 2023 at 11:59pm AEST

The final date to book your UCAT test is 11.59pm AEST on 17 May 2023 (late booking deadline). No further bookings will be accepted after this deadline under any circumstances. Late UCAT bookings incur an additional late fee of AUD $85.


How do I reschedule my UCAT test?

If you are not fit to take your UCAT test due to illness or other personal circumstances you must reschedule your UCAT test to a later date.

You can reschedule your test up to 24 hours before your UCAT test appointment time and you can do this through your Pearson VUE account.  Make sure to complete all the steps involved in rescheduling and that you then receive a confirmation email. 

If you miss this deadline you will need to pay the UCAT test fee again to reschedule your UCAT test appointment. Note that the availability of UCAT test appointments and times will be very limited in the last week of UCAT testing. In some circumstances you may need to travel to another location if there are no available appointments at your preferred UCAT test location.


How can I pay for my UCAT test?

The registration fee for UCAT is payable online at the time of booking by major credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Visa debit card).


How do I know if my booking was successful?

You will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE when you have completed your booking. Please ensure you check your junk/ spam folders of your registered email address as it may have been diverted there. If it has not arrived, you should contact Pearson VUE Customer Services. Additionally, your confirmed appointment details will be given in your Pearson VUE account if your booking was successful.


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. You can learn more about applying for medicine in our blog.


Further details regarding UCAT registration can be found at:



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