Admissions Testing

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

You can take selected admissions tests for Cambridge and Oxford universities, as well as workplace admissions tests, right here in Helsinki! In addition to being an entry requirement, an admissions test gives you the chance to show your potential to succeed.

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.

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. Oxford admissions testing is a part of the University of Oxford.

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

Cambridge Admissions Testing October 2023: test session overview+

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

1 September – Registration opens. (Bookings through Finnbrit will be open before this date, but 1 September is the earliest you will receive a confirmation of your place at the test. Please check back in July to book.)
14 September – Deadline to apply for modified papers (e.g. enlarged print).
28 September – Deadline for submitting your entry to Finnbrit. Deadline to apply for Access Arrangements (e.g. extra time). Deadline to apply for reimbursement of registration fees.

Please note, late entries will not be accepted. 

 

TEST DATES

18 October:
BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)
Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSA S1)
Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)

All tests start at 11:00 am local time.

 

TEST FORMATS

All tests will be paper-based. Candidates will need to register and take the test at a centre.

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.

Oxford Admissions Testing October 2023: test session overview+

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

1 September – Registration opens. (Bookings through Finnbrit will be open before this date, but 1 September is the earliest you will receive a confirmation of your place at the test.)
28 September – Deadline for submitting your entry to Finnbrit.

Registered candidates will be sent confirmation of their test registration. Make sure you have received this email with your test registration ID and instructions before registrations close on 29 September.

Please note, late entries will not be accepted. 

 

TEST DATES

19 October:
CAT (Classics Admissions Test)
ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)
GAT (Geography Admissions Test)
MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test)

20 October:
HAT (History Admissions Test)
MLAT (Modern Languages Admissions Test)
PAT (Physics Admissions Test for Physics, Engineering and Materials Science)
Philosophy test (for Philosophy and Theology only)

All tests except the ELAT and HAT start at 11:00 am local time. The ELAT will begin at 13:00. The HAT will begin at 12:00.

TEST FORMATS

These tests will be computer-based – with the exception of the MAT and PAT which will be hybrid – with the questions online and a printed answer booklet.

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