The British Council cooperates with Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing providing admission tests to the best UK universities and colleges. The exams are subject-specific tests taken by applicants for Medicine, Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Law, Mathematics and other related courses. They include:

  • BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) 
  • STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper)
  • TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission)
  • University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments

Visit Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing for detailed information about admissions tests, including which courses require you to take a test, how to register, key dates, test format, how to prepare and how to get your results.

Test dates and format

Exam Exam date Exam format
STEP 2 08/06/2023 Paper Based
STEP 3 21/06/2023 Paper Based
BMAT 18/10/2023 Paper Based
TMUA 18/10/2023 Paper Based
ENGAA, NSAA 18/10/2023 Paper Based
TSA, TSA S1 18/10/2023 Paper Based

Registration deadlines

Exam Registration deadline *
STEP Closed
BMAT 29 September 2023 18:00 hrs *
TMUA 29 September 2023 18:00 hrs *
TSA / TSA S1 29 September 2023 18:00 hrs *
ENGAA. NSAA 29 September 2023 18:00 hrs *

(*) To ensure that your registration is processed within the final deadline of 29 September 2023, the British Council Spain require your application with payment no later than 27 September at 18:00 hrs. Your payment must have also cleared by this date. Please note that no entries will be accepted after the registration deadline.

Access Arrangements: To ensure that your requests for modified papers is processed by the deadline of 15 September, the British Council Spain require you to have submitted all requests together with the required supporting documentation/evidence, no later than 13 September. Requests with incomplete evidence/documentation risk not being processed in time. Please also note that the required payment must have also cleared by this date.

Exam fees

Exam Test fee
STEP 307€/paper
BMAT 280€
TMUA 280€
All other tests 190€

How to register for the Admissions Testing exams?

You can sit the Admissions Testing exams at British Council.

Access the online registration form and fill it in with your details. At the end of the form and at the end of this page you will find our bank details to pay the exam fees by bank transfer.

Information about the venue and time of the exam will be sent to candidates by e-mail approximately 7 days before the test date.