RVC BMAT Information
* except non-EU International Students.
Originally known as the Medical and Veterinary Admissions Test (MVAT), the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a supplementary science aptitude test to help inform the selection process and is used by a select number of universities and veterinary schools. The test is run by the Admissions Testing Service.
The BMAT is designed to test the data handling and reasoning skills of candidates, and the ability to structure thoughts in extended writing exercises. We currently experience a huge volume of applications from Home/EU students for places on the BVetMed, therefore it is necessary to include an additional 'filter' when assessing applications and making decisions on candidates. BMAT scores are used as the final 'fllter' of the selection process to decide who is called for interview/offered a place.
The Royal Veterinary College is concerned that the entry fee should not be viewed as a barrier to access and widening participation. Applicants may apply to the BMAT Support Team for a reimbursement of fees if they meet the criteria outlined in the BMAT FAQs.
Timetable for BMAT applicants applying for 2013 Entry
*and applicants applying for entry deferred to 2014.
|1st September 2012||
Entries extranet opens
Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements to take the BMAT test, either through their school/college or another centre.
Standard entry fee for UK/EU candidates is £42.50 and £72.50 for non-EU international candidates.
Some open centres may charge an administrative fee for organising and administering BMAT on behalf of external candidates.
Further details are available from the Admissions Testing Service on the BMAT website
|1st October 2012||
Standard registration deadline. Standard entry fees apply until 5pm GMT.
|15th October 2012||
Late registration deadline - 5pm GMT. Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements to take the BMAT, either through their school/college or another centre.
Late registration incurs a penalty fee of £30
|7th November 2012||BMAT Examination date.|
|21st November 2012||
Your results will be made available through the online BMAT results system.
You do not need to send us your results.
|Unsuccessful applicants who sat the test previously and are reapplying to D100/D101/102 are required to sit the BMAT again.|