The UCAT is a requirement of the admission process for Medicine.

The score you receive is only valid in the year that you apply, that means for that application cycle only.

Domestic applicants must have a UCAT result obtained in the year of application and have achieved a score in all five of the UCAT sections at a threshold level determined annually by the Medical Admissions Committee.

UCAT is not required for any international students.

Further information

UCAT is required for all domestic HSFY students considering applying for Medicine. UCAT is not required for any international students in 2023. A UCAT score is not required for applications to Medicine through the Alternative category.

UCAT is administered by Pearson, not by the University of Otago. Students can enrol at:

Students need to contact UCAT directly if they are having issues with applying, etc.