About the exam


The entrance exam is a complex exam consisting of two parts, written and oral.


Written part

There are 2 options provided to take the written part of the entrance exam. One option is the written exam organized by the Medical School and/or its authorized representative agencies in Pécs, Budapest and abroad.

In this case the written part includes multiple choice tests in Biology (20 questions), Chemistry (20 questions), General English (40 questions) and Medical English (20 questions).  The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours.


The other option to take the written part of the exam is the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). Since the application period of 2018, the University of Pécs Medical School accepts the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for applications to its General Medicine and Dentistry programs as the written part of the entrance exam.


What is BMAT?

The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is an admissions test for applicants to English-taught Medical, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities. It’s developed and administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing and can be taken at test centres worldwide.

BMAT is an admissions test that assesses your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to university-level study. It gives you the chance to stand out from the crowd and show your potential to succeed on a demanding, medical degree.

BMAT is a 2-hour pen-and-paper test, which consists of three sections and is taken in English. Sections 1 and 2 are multiple-choice, and Section 3 is a writing task. Find out more about the format of the test on the Admissions Testing website.  

Dates and costs

BMAT – February takes place on 15 February 2020.

Registration is open and closes on 26 January 2020.

For more information about key dates and costs for the test, please visit the Admissions Testing website.

How to register

You must register yourself for BMAT. You can choose a test centre and pay for the test through Admissions Testing online booking system, Metritests. Learn more about how to register.

How to prepare for BMAT

Admissions Testing provide a wide range of free preparation materials to help you get ready for BMAT including past papers, the test specification and live chats. You can find everything you need on the BMAT preparation webpage.

To stay up to date with the latest BMAT top tips and advice, follow the Admissions Testing Twitter channel and subscribe to their YouTube channel.


Please note that the BMAT is not organized by the University of Pécs Medical School.


The English Program Committee of the Medical School reserves the right to evaluate the results of the applicants at the BMAT exam, and to decide on the acceptance of the BMAT. Based on your performance at the BMAT, after the evaluation of the results, the Committee may decide either to exempt the applicant from taking the written exam of the Medical School (in this case the applicant just has to take an oral interview somewhere), or to exempt the applicant from taking the complex entrance exam altogether (no need to complete the written test and oral interview at all), or not to accept the BMAT at all (the applicant has to take the whole complex entrance exam of the Medical School). 


Oral part

The oral part is a 20-30 minute personal interview with a university professor about medicine related questions and motivation. The oral interview is obligatory, can be taken in Pécs, in Budapest or abroad at an entrance exam organized by the Medical School and/or its authorized representative agencies. Please note that taking the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) may not be sufficient to be able to get accepted to our Medical School! The English Program Committee has the right to decide on the acceptance of the results.


Please note that Skype interviews are not acceptable for the General Medicine and Dentistry programs.

Please note that in case of an unsuccessful entrance exam you can only repeat it twice! Please note that you need to complete and submit an online application only once, even in case of a repeated entrance exam, only before the first exam trial. We will record your maximum 3 exam chances under the same application number in our system. 

The use of mobile phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices during any part of the examination is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this rule may result in the cancellation of your exam scores, dismissal from the exam or banning from future exam opportunities.