What is UMAT?

UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test. The UMAT is used to assist with the selection of applicants into a range of medicine, dentistry and health science degree programmes at undergraduate level at Australian and New Zealand universities. Examples of courses that require UMAT include medicine, optometry, clinical science, dentistry and oral health science.

In addition to completing the UMAT test applicants must meet any subject prequisites or assumed knowledge requirements, obtain a competitive ATAR score and in many cases have an interview.

Entry into medicine and health science courses that require UMAT is competitive, so you may wish to consider applying for all available courses in your own state or territory and at universities in other states or territories as well. See the UMAT website for a list of all Australian and New Zealand courses that require UMAT .

Registrations for UMAT open in December and close in the first week of June in the following year. The UMAT test is at the end of July in preparation for courses commencing the following year.

The UMAT test is not based on any subject area. However, practice materials are provided upon payment of the registration fee and additional practice materials may be purchased from the UMAT website.