Application timeline

The following timeline gives an overview of the general schedule for university applications to common country destinations for our graduates. Specific deadlines for individual universities in many countries change from year to year, so be sure to check the specific date for the current year of application. Use this timeline in conjunction with the MAC Career Counselling & University Applications Handbook.

When What
October, December, March, and May SAT international test dates (registration closes 1 month prior for each test date)
Mid September UKCAT registration closes (for UK medicine)
Early October BMAT registration closes (for UK medicine)
Early October University of Macau – Principal’s Recommended Admission
15 October UK medicine/health-related and Oxbridge (through UCAS)
Mid November Hong Kong universities – early admission (fast-track)
End November Selective US universities
End December Hong Kong universities –  main round
Early to mid January Joint Admission Exam (JAE) – UMac, IFT, MUST and IPM. Subject exemption for UMac
15 January UCAS main round closes
Early Feb–late March Canadian universities (various dates)
15 June UCAS 2nd round (late) closes
Early July UCAS Extra closes
July–September UCAS Clearing available
June–September Australian/New Zealand universities


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