ISAT Test Dates

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The International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) in Singapore will be available from January to November 2021 and the registration is already open. With effect from May 2020, the ISAT testing cycle will no longer run from March to the following February like previous years. There are four testing cycles:

ISAT 2021 Testing Cycle Dates

  • Cycle 1: January 11 – January 25, 2021
  • Cycle 2: May 17 – May 31, 2021
  • Cycle 3: August 9 – August 23, 2021
  • Cycle 4: November 8 – November 22, 2021 | Deadline to register: 25 October 2021 (9pm AEST)

ISAT results will be released within one week of the test sitting and are considered valid for two years. Do note, you are only allowed to take the test once every 12 months (estimated from the previous test date). If a candidate takes the ISAT more than once, the universities will have access to all sets of scores.

Universities requiring the ISAT

ISAT is a mandatory requirement for international students applying to medicine, dentistry or health science courses at the following Australian universities:

Flinders University
Monash University, Melbourne/Malaysian campus
University of Limerick
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
University of Queensland
University of Tasmania
University of Western Australia (UWA)
University of Western Sydney (UWS)

Taking ISAT in Singapore

If you intend to work in Singapore after graduation, ensure that the school/course you are applying to is recognised by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). International Medical Graduates who hold qualifications NOT recognised by the SMC, will NOT be eligible to apply for medical registration to practise in Singapore.

Here’s the list of SMC recognised schools, effective from 1 Jan 2020 – not all require the ISAT.

Body Granting QualificationsPrimary QualificationsYear of AdditionRequiring the ISAT
The University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health SciencesMB BS2003✗ , UCAT ANZ required
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical
Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health SciencesMB BS,
University of New South Wales, Faculty of MedicineMB BS,
✓, UCAT ANZ also accepted
The University of Queensland, School of MedicineMB BS,
Doctor of Medicine AQF Level 9 Masters (Extended)
The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical SchoolMB BS,
The University of Western Australia, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health SciencesMB BS,
Australian National University, ANU Medical SchoolMB BS,

Related: About The ISAT

Prepare For The ISAT With Prep Zone Academy

Cover the ISAT syllabus, concepts and strategies within a month with our Intensive Group Course. Registration is now open for the following groups.

For candidates taking the ISAT during November 2021 testing period: November 8 – November 22, 2021

  • October Group: October 2 – October 20, 2021
  • October to November Group: October 23 – November 10, 2021
More Information & Register Interest

Singapore's ISAT Test Centers

There are two ISAT test centers in Singapore.

NTUC Learning Hub Pte Ltd
NTUC Trade Union House
73 Bras Basah Road,
Level 3, Room J

Studyworks Pte Ltd, Prometric Test Center
26 Boon Lay Way,
#01-85, Tradehub 21

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