Dates and deadlines

Registration for and booking of LNAT tests for entry into university in September 2024 opens on 1 August 2023. Testing starts on 1 September 2023.

The LNAT test can be taken on any day that there is an appointment slot free at the test centre you have chosen. The earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting an appointment on the day of your choice.

You can take the LNAT before or after you send off your UCAS application.

Key dates to note in the 2023-24 LNAT cycle for entry into university in Autumn 2024. See also the notes at the foot of the page.

We will attempt to keep this page up to date and accurate, but it is your responsibility to check with your chosen universities for any changes.

2023: LNAT Registration

DO NOT sit the LNAT before the 2023 summer holiday as your result WILL NOT COUNT for 2023/2024

  • 1 August 2023: UCAS registration will open. LNAT registration begins.
  • 1 September 2023: LNAT testing begins
  • Mid September 2023: UCAS applications can be submitted

2023: Deadlines for Cambridge and Oxford applicants

You must meet these deadlines in order to guarantee that your application to Cambridge or Oxford will be considered.

  • 1 August -15 September 2023: Register and book your LNAT test slot (in order to sit the test before or on, 16 October 2022).
  • 16 October 2023: Submit your UCAS form
  • 16 October 2023: Sit the LNAT before, or at the latest on, 16 October 2023.

2023: Deadlines for King’s College London (KCL) – London School of Economics (LSE) – and University College London (UCL) applicants

You must meet these deadlines in order to guarantee that your application will be considered.

    • 31 December 2023: Sit the LNAT before or on 31 December 2023.

    2023/24: Deadlines for all other LNAT universities except the University of Bristol and the University of Durham

    You must meet these deadlines in order to guarantee that your application will be considered.

      • 20 January 2024: Register and book your LNAT test slot before this date
      • 31 January 2024: Submit your UCAS form by 6:00pm UK time.
      • 25 January 2024: Sit the LNAT before or on 25 January 2024.

      2023/24: Deadlines for the University of Bristol and the University of Durham

      You must meet these deadlines in order to guarantee that your application will be considered.

      • 20 January 2024: Register and book your LNAT test slot before this date
      • 31 January 2024: Submit your UCAS form by 6:00pm UK time.
      • 31 January 2024: Sit the LNAT before or on 31 January 2024.


    2024: Late applications

    Late application deadlines usually apply to international applicants only – it is your responsibility to check with your chosen universities. Your chosen universities may not accept LNAT results taken as late as July.

    • 25 July 2024: Book your LNAT test slot before or on 25 July 2024
    • 30 June 2024: Submit UCAS form between 16 January and 30 June 2024
    • 31 July 2024: Sit the LNAT before or on 31 July 2024

    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

    Applicants to Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) can take the LNAT between 1 September 2022 and 31 July 2023 for the University’s January 2024 intake.
    For the January 2025 intake, applicants can take the LNAT between 1 September 2023 and 31 July 2024.

    Notes

    • Applicants not applying to Cambridge or Oxford are strongly advised to meet the January deadlines if possible. Under UCAS rules universities are permitted but not required to consider late applications. If you are thinking of making a late application please check with the universities concerned to make sure they are still considering applications. More detail on the UCAS website.
    • You will need to enter your UCAS Personal Identifier number on your LNAT profile before you submit your UCAS application. You do not need to complete your UCAS application form when you register your LNAT profile.
    • Don’t forget to think about how you are going to pay the test fee before you try to book a test slot. Payment is required at time of booking – no exceptions. The only possible modes of payment are major credit card (Visa, MC, Amex), debit card (Visa and MasterCard only), or LNAT e-voucher.
    • Think ahead! More about payment and costs.
    • You may only sit the LNAT once between 1 September 2023 and 31 July 2024. If you sit it twice during that period, the later sitting of the two will automatically be invalidated and the later result will be void.
    • If you decide to re-apply to LNAT-participating universities in a later UCAS year, you must sit the LNAT again in that later UCAS year.

    LNAT results cannot be carried forward from one academic year to the next