Please see below the current information about the upcoming admissions testing sessions in 2021. Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 some information and dates may change.
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9 September 2021
Registration has now closed and we will not accept any requests for late registrations.
If you are registered to take the test at a centre in Italy, venue details will be published on the Universitaly website. If you are taking the test outside of Italy, your test centre will contact you with details about the test day nearer the test date.
Candidates can cancel their IMAT registration via the Universitaly site and get a full or partial refund depending on the date the cancellation is requested:
- If you cancel before 23:59 Italian time on 26 August 2021 you will receive a full refund.
- If you cancel after 23:59 on 26 August but before the test date you will receive a 25% refund.
- Any cancellations on or after the test date will not receive a refund.
The refund can take up to 21 working days to be credited to the account. Refunds can only be made into the bank account used to pay for the registration.
- Anonymous ranking list: 23 September 2021
- Candidates' scores, Answer Sheets and Data Sheet: 1 October 2021
- Rankings with candidates' names: 6 October 2021
The test dates for the November test session for 2021 have now been confirmed as follows:
3 November 2021
4 November 2021
The tests listed below will be run computer-based. All other tests will be paper-based.
- BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)*
- Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
- Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSA S1)
- Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
*Please note, the BMAT will be paper-based in Thailand and Singapore.
More information about the computer-based tests will be added in due course.
Registration opens (test centres can register candidates from this date):
1 September 2021
Deadline to apply for modified papers (e.g. enlarged print):
30 September 2021
BMAT and TMUA - deadline for test centres to register candidates at the standard fee (after this an additional late fee applies):
1 October 2021
15 October 2021 at 18:00 (UK time)
Please note: we reserve the right to make changes to these dates.
If the registration deadline falls on a public or national holiday, please be aware there is no extension to the registration period. Therefore, you must ensure your test centre registers you for the test in good time.
Reminder: the 15 October deadline is the last date for test centres to register you for the test, so you will need to register with a test centre well before then. Test centres may set their own deadline in advance for accepting registrations, so please make sure you speak to them as early as possible.
How to register
You will need to register for the test via an authorised test centre that will administer the test on our behalf.
Your school may be a test centre, please check with the Exams Officer in the first place.
If your schools is not authrorised to administer our tests, or you are no longer in school, you will need to contact one of the centres listed on our Find a Centre page.
STEP 2 took place on 14 June and STEP 3 on 17 June 2021.
STEP 1 has been discontinued. If you were planning to take STEP 1 as part of your university application, please check with your chosen university to see which alternative option(s) they will accept.
Results will be released on 10 August 2021 on our Results Online website.
In order to access your results, you need to register on the website using the information provided on your Confidential Result Information (CRI) sheet.
Please see this article for guidance if you have lost your CRI document.
You can find more information about the Results Online website, including trouble shooting advice here.
Due to the ongoing challenges caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the BMAT – September test session will not go ahead this year.
We will be running the BMAT – November test session, which will take place on 3 November 2021. Further information about this test session will be confirmed soon.