Which Universities Require the UCAT ANZ?

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The UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is a key part of the admissions process for some universities in Australia and New Zealand. Deciding where you want to apply is a big decision. This article will explain which universities require the UCAT ANZ.

UCAT ANZ Universities in Australia

The University of AdelaideMedicine
Dental Surgery
Oral Health
Central Queensland UniversityMedical Science
Charles Sturt UniversityDental Science
Curtin UniversityMedicine
Flinders UniversityClinical Sciences/Medicine
Griffith UniversityDental Health Science
La Trobe UniversityDental Science
Monash UniversityMedicine
The University of Newcastle/University of New EnglandJoint Medical Program
The University of New South WalesMedicine
The University of QueenslandMedicine
Dental Science
University of TasmaniaMedicine
The University of Western AustraliaMedicine
Dental Medicine
Western Sydney University Medicine

UCAT ANZ Universities in New Zealand

University of OtagoMedicine
The University of AucklandMedicine

How Universities Use the UCAT ANZ

It’s a good idea to research how UCAT ANZ universities will use your score to help you decide which universities are best for you to apply for. Every university will use the UCAT ANZ score in a slightly different way. It’s always best to have a look on each school’s website to double check the most up to date information.

Usually most universities take into account three key aspects for you application to medical school:

  • UCAT ANZ Score
  • Interview Performance
  • ATAR/GPA (equivalent of secondary school performance)

The weighting of each aspect varies between each university. For example, the University of Monash places a heavy emphasis on UCAT ANZ score, whereas Flinders University only weight it at 10% of overall application score.

UCAT ANZ Scoring

So what are the UCAT ANZ Universities looking at? Luckily you get your UCAT ANZ score immediately after you take the exam so you’ll know exactly how well you performed. But what do the scores mean?

Each of the four cognitive UCAT ANZ sections (UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning, UCAT Abstract Reasoning) are scored on a scale for 300-900. Your raw marks are converted into this scale. A total scaled score is generated by adding each of these sections together, giving a score between 1200 and 3600. The UCAT SJT is scored on a similar scale between 300-900, but is reported separately. 


Some pathways to medicine or dentistry don’t require that you sit the UCAT ANZ. An alternative admissions test used in Australia and New Zealand is the GAMSAT. The GAMSAT is used for graduates applying to medicine. You can find out more about the GAMSAT exam here

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