Eligibility & Registration Requirements

Those who intend to enroll in a medical degree program in the Philippines are required to take the NMAT, specially the following:

  1. College graduates;
  2. Graduating college students at the end of the current school year;
  3. Students on their second year program in the UP College of Medicine Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED), or in the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Bachelor of Science in Basic Human Studies (LEAPMed - Learning Enhanced Accelerated Program for Medicine);
  4. Those who have previously taken the NMAT but failed to reach the minimum cut-off score;
  5. Those with valid NMAT eligibility who want to improve their scores 

For Foreign applicants, please read the CHED Executive Order 285 series of 2000 Consolidated Implementing Guidelines on the Entry and Stay of Foreign Students in the Philippines and CHED Memorandum Order No. 18 series of 2016.

Validity period and minimum cut-off score

As per CHED Memorandum Order No. 18 series of 2016, the NMAT must be taken not more than two (2) years from the time of admission to medical school with a percentile score equivalent to or higher than that currently prescribed by the school or the Commission, whichever is higher.

How to apply for the NMAT?

  1. Create your account
  2. Verify your email address
  3. Register and choose your preferred payment channel in the online portal https://www.cem-inc.org.ph/nmat/user/register
  4. Check your email for payment instructions and view your NMAT Registration Form
  5. Pay the applicable fees
  6. Check your email for payment confirmation receipt from payment partner and from NMAT 

If you don't receive payment confirmation receipt from NMAT within 2-3 days after paying, please call the NMAT Secretariat.

You must ensure that you have the following before you register:

  1. valid e-mail account that you will use for your online application
  2. An unretouched digital photo  (NO “selfies” or improper poses)
  3. PDF file of Transcript of Records for graduate applicants or Certificate to Graduate for graduating applicants.
  4. A physical format of valid School or any Government-issued ID or valid passport for foreign applicants and/or those taking the NMAT in foreign test centers and,
  5. Philippine mailing address (indicate house number, street name, barangay, name of town and city, and zip code) or Philippine Post Office box number. The NMAT results will ONLY be mailed in the address within the Philippines.

The name that you will enter in the NMAT Online Registration System should appear exactly the way it appears on the valid ID that you will present when you sit for the NMAT. The name that you enter during the registration process will appear on ALL your NMAT forms including the NMAT Masterlist of Test Results sent to all Philippine medical schools, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Higher Education Regional Offices (HERO), and the office of the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges Foundation, Inc. (APMC).

All information that you entered during the registration process shall be considered correct and final after the end of the registration period.

Internet browser compatible with NMAT

The NMAT website works better in Google Chrome than in other browsers.