GAMSAT is available to any person who has completed a Bachelor or an undergraduate honours degree, or who will be enrolled in their penultimate (second-last) or final year of study, at the time of sitting the test. In the case of applicants to University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry, GAMSAT is available to candidates who believe they have achieved an appropriate level of intellectual maturity and subject knowledge to meet the demands of the test.
The GAMSAT test is offered twice a year, in March and September. To sit GAMSAT a candidate must be a bona fide prospective applicant to a course for which GAMSAT is a prerequisite.
There is no limit to the number of times a bona fide candidate may sit GAMSAT.
Candidates whose first degree is in a non-scientific field of study can still sit GAMSAT and succeed in an application for admission to one of the graduate-entry programs. A science degree is not always a prerequisite and institutions encourage applications from candidates who have achieved academic excellence in the humanities and social sciences. However, it must be stressed that success in GAMSAT is unlikely without knowledge and ability in the biological and physical sciences.