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Faculty of Mathematics


The University, the Mathematics Faculty, and the individual Colleges all provide admissions information (see the sections below).

The University

You can find out how to make an application from the University Undergraduate Prospectus. The prospectus contains a wide range of information about admissions in general, including specific information about mathematics.

The Faculty of Mathematics

The Mathematics Faculty provides further information about the mathematics courses, including a description of the first-year options. It also provides information specifically about applications to read mathematics.

  • The Guide to Admissions outlines the procedures and requirements of individual Colleges, and contains information about the examination called STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers). Most admissions offers for mathematics are conditional on both A-level and STEP results.
  • There is a page listing STEP resources including the NRICH STEP prep website.
  • Faculty Open Days are held twice a year.
  • There is also information especially for Scottish candidates, and a reading list containing a selection of books which should appeal to any students interested in mathematics, not just to those planning to come to Cambridge.

In addition there is also a workbook, which is a booklet of fairly straightforward questions intended for students to work through shortly before they arrive in Cambridge to check that there are no gaps in their mathematical knowledge.

The Colleges

Specific information concerning mathematics at an individual College is best obtained by contacting the College directly (there is a central list of college contact details). Most Colleges provide specific information about mathematics:

* These Colleges only accept applicants who will be 21 or over at entry.

Further Information

If you have questions not answered in these pages, please contact the Faculty Undergraduate Office:

Undergraduate Admissions,
The Faculty of Mathematics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge CB3 0WA,
United Kingdom.