Registrations for HPAT Open

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Registrations for HPAT – Ireland 2021 are open and will close on 20 January 2021 at 5.15pm GMT. Late registrations will be accepted up until 1 February 2021 5.15pm GMT on payment of a late fee. An exceptional late registration is available until 3 February 2021 at 5.15pm GMT. The exceptional late registration is available only to candidates who have submitted their application to the CAO by 1 February 2021 at 5.15pm GMT. After the late registration deadline has passed, no applications for registration will be accepted under any circumstances.

Before registering for HPAT – Ireland, all applicants to MEDICINE must first get their CAO number. You need this number to successfully complete your HPAT – Ireland registration online. To get a CAO number please apply online at the CAO website. If a paper application is submitted, your CAO number will not be available in time to register for HPAT – Ireland. Candidates MUST also download and read the HPAT – Ireland 2021 Information Booklet and complete the HPAT – Ireland Registration Tutorial before you register for HPAT – Ireland 2021.

The only way to register for HPAT – Ireland is online. To register candidates must create an online account and provide a valid email address. This email address will be used for all communication from HPAT – Ireland Office, including information on how to access the Admission Ticket and HPAT – Ireland results. When creating an account candidates should ensure that their name and date of birth matches the identification document that they will use on the test day. These details will also be printed on the Admission Ticket and Statement of Results. Once the online account has been activated it can be used for any future registrations.

The option to register for HPAT – Ireland will only appear in the online account while registrations for the test are open. Candidates need to select the test that they wish to register for, fill in the registration form and submit the payment. Upon successful completion of the registration, a registration confirmation and payment receipt will be sent to the registered email address. The status of the registration can be checked in the online account at any time. Candidates can amend their registration details in their online account.

ACER reserves the right in its absolute discretion to refuse or cancel a registration in any circumstances where ACER considers the application for registration or the registration once completed is not bona fide, or the registration fee as applicable is not received in full and as cleared funds by the payment date or the late registration date given.

The Health Professions Admission Test – Ireland (HPAT – Ireland) is an admissions test used to assist with the selection of students into medicine and health professions degree programs.

You will need an HPAT – Ireland score to apply for admission to any of the following courses:

National University of Ireland, Galway Undergraduate Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Undergraduate Medicine
Trinity College Dublin Undergraduate Medicine
University College Cork Undergraduate Medicine
University College Dublin Undergraduate Medicine
University of Limerick MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification)*
MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification)*

HPAT – Ireland measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and problem solving skills, nonverbal reasoning and the ability to understand the thoughts, behaviour and/or intentions of people.

The test is designed to complement academic achievement, by providing assessment of skills in the areas of reasoning understanding and working with people. HPAT – Ireland has a strong focus on general skills and personal abilities. These skills have been identified as important for a competent health professional. The test does not test academic knowledge and candidates do not require special understanding of any academic discipline.

HPAT – Ireland is independently administered by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). ACER has an excellent international reputation and a track record in the development, management and research of selection tests for undergraduate medical and health related programmes.

* In addition to completing HPAT – Ireland, candidates applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy (Professional Qualification) and the MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) at the University of Limerick are required to sit a 1 hour Written English component. is Ireland’s largest independent for courses in Ireland. We list full-time and part-time courses of all types so that you can find the best course for you.

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