UMAT – Medicine/Health

UMAT2Undergraduate Medicine Admissions Test

What is this for?

The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into undergraduate level courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry or Physiotherapy at the universities listed on the UMAT website

Next Test: 27 July 2016

Register by: 3 June 2016

  • (full details: UMAT). 

What is involved in the test?

The UMAT is a 2.5 hour test taken during your final year of school (or the year after, depending on when you will be applying for your chosen program). “It is designed to assess general attributes and abilities gained through prior experience and learning; specifically, the acquisition of skills in critical thinking and problem solving, understanding people and abstract non-verbal reasoning. These abilities are considered important to the study and later practice of professions in the health sciences”

Can I prepare for the test?

You can purchase practise questions and exams from UMAT when you register for the test.

There are also commercial companies that offer preparation programs (workshops), for example,

  • MedEntry, (Government Accredited)
  • NIE (National Institute of Education) 1300 974 187

International Students (ISAT)

If you are an International Student in Year 12 and you are thinking of applying to study Medicine, Dentistry or Physiotherapy at University, you may be required to sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). These tests are conducted on-line, in Capital cities, between April and October. For full details visit

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