The University, the Mathematics Faculty, and the individual Colleges all provide admissions information (see the sections below).
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. Stop Press: NRICH have launched a new collection of free online resources to help potential university applicants prepare for sitting STEP Mathematics examinations: see http://nrich.maths.org/STEP. These STEP Preparation resources have been designed as a series of linked modules for individual additional study. The programme is aimed at mathematics students who have completed the first year of A-level or equivalent study: students can start working on them from the summer after the end of Year 12, but equally it is possible to start later and catch up.
Each fortnight, a new module will appear on the STEP Preparation page. Each module will consist of problems, articles, worked examples, advice for STEP candidates and much more. By working through these modules, students should be able to learn and practise the problem-solving skills and new mathematical techniques needed for STEP, and have a good idea of what to expect by the time they sit the exam at the end of Year 13.
As the modules appear, previous modules will be archived to allow students to revisit earlier content, or to pick up the programme part of the way through. By the summer of 2014 the complete set of modules will form a permanent STEP preparation collection.
- 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.
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:
- Christ's College
- Churchill College
- Clare College
- Corpus Christi College
- Downing College
- Emmanuel College
- Fitzwilliam College
- Girton College
- Gonville & Caius College
- Homerton College
- Hughes Hall *
- Jesus College
- King's College
- Lucy Cavendish College *
- Magdalene College
- Murray Edwards College
- Pembroke College
- Queens' College
- Robinson College
- St Catharine's College
- St John's College
- Selwyn College
- St Edmund's College *
- Sidney Sussex College
- Trinity College
- Trinity Hall
* These Colleges only accept applicants who will be 21 or over at entry.
If you have questions not answered in these pages, please contact the Faculty:
- Undergraduate Admissions,
The Faculty of Mathematics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Cambridge CB3 0WA,
- append .cam.ac.uk to admissions@maths