Additional test requirements for the UK and USA

Additional Test Requirements for the UK and USA


For some UK courses extra admissions tests may be required, some of which are listed below. Please check the Entry Profiles for your chosen course(s) on or contact your chosen universities. These supplementary tests may be taken in a variety of test centres, such as Aix-en-Provence for the TSA or Milan for the HAT.

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) or UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
For entry to medicine and veterinary schools.

English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)
For entry to English courses at the University of Oxford.

History Aptitude Test (HAT)
For entry to modern history and a joint honours degrees involving modern history at the University of Oxford.

The National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)
For entry to law.

Modern and Medieval Languages Test (MML)
For entry to modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge.

Thinking Skills Assessment Test (TSA)
For entry to a variety of courses at Oxford, Cambridge and University College London


For the USA a standardized test, either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT are often required.

If a student is applying to a more selective school or a special program such as engineering SAT subject tests are usually required. Please sign up well in advance as the nearest test center (the International School of Nice) fills up quite quickly. It is strongly suggested that the student takes the ACT/SAT in the spring of year 12 so they can repeat the test in fall of year 13 if necessary. Sign-up and further information can be found at


The PSAT, the Preliminary SAT is offered at the International School of Monaco and is strongly recommended in year 11 if you are considering studying in the USA. The test is in October.

Students whose mother tongue is not English may also be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The TOEFL is no longer accepted by UK universities. The closest British Council that offers the IELTS is in Nice. The TOEFL is offered at the University of Monaco.