Admissions testing

The assessments support selection and help to enable fair access to higher education, measuring applicants’ potential for success.

Depending on your chosen institution and course, you may need to take an admissions test as part of your application (some joint degree courses require you to take two tests). As well as being an entry requirement, an admissions test gives you the chance to show your potential to succeed on your course.

These admission tests are aimed at higher education institutions and government ministries worldwide. The assessments support selection and help to enable fair access to higher education and the workplace, measuring applicants’ potential for success. Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is a part of the University of Cambridge.

Click here to learn more about the Cambridge admission testing and here to learn more about the tests available.

Key Dates for Admissions Tests+

1 September 2020 – Registration opens (You are welcome to submit your entry to Finnbrit before this date, but 1 September is the earliest you will receive a confirmation of your place at the test.)
30 September 2020 – Late entry fee of 50€ applies to BMAT and TMUA after this date.
14 October 2020 – Deadline for submitting your entry to Finnbrit
4 November 2020 – Test date for BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT), Philosophy Test, Classics Admissions Test (CAT), Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT), Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT), Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT). All tests start at 11:00am local time.
5 November 2020 – Test date for Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA), Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA), Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSAS1), Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA), Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA), History Admissions Test (HAT), Physics Aptitude Test (PAT). All tests start at 11:00am local time.

Click here for important information about the 2020 test session.

If the test you want to take is not listed on this page, please click here to read the Admissions Testing information page for test takers.