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Cambridge Mathematics has four Open Days each year for prospective applicants, which offer you the opportunity to get a feel for the place, talk to students and staff, sit in a Mathematics talk, and ask any questions.


We hope you'll be able to come to an Open Day, but don't worry if you can't. You'll be able to find all the information you need in order to apply to study Mathematics at Cambridge in our admissions pages, or by contacting our Undergraduate Office at, or the individual Colleges.


Faculty Open Days: Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May 2019

These Open Days are organised by the Faculty and focus specifically on the Mathematics course. Most Colleges hold dedicated Mathematics Open Days to coincide with these - you'll be able to visit a college in the morning and the Faculty in the afternoon and booking is now open via these links for 27th April and 4th May. You will be able to book either with individual Colleges to attend their Mathematics Open Day in the morning and with the Faculty of Mathematics to attend the Faculty Open Day in the afternoon, or, in the case of some Colleges only, a single, joint College/Faculty ticket will be available. The list of Colleges and their Open Day activities is available here.

The programme for the Faculty Open Days is the same on both days, and the sessions consist of short lectures intended to give you an idea of what it is like to study mathematics at a high level. To maximise capacity, parallel schedules of essentially identical sessions are held on each day. You can find the programmes for this year here and here.

Parents and others are able to watch the short mathematical lectures streamed live in a different lecture room if they wish. There is also a talk specifically for parents.

The programme also includes drop-in sessions with academic members of staff and students, practice with interview-type questions, a variety of mathematical activities, and the opportunity to visit the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the adjacent Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

What our attendees say:

"It was excellent and I enjoyed every minute while I was there. The talks were engaging and very interesting and the interview session was very fun!"

"I thought the information offered, and the overall open day format, was truly inspirational. Many thanks for putting so much thought and energy into it, and to my mind, comprehensively addressing pretty much every aspect of the application process, and course curriculum. Fantastic!"

"That's a really lovely open day and I enjoyed it."

"Really great experience and very informative."

University Open Days: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2019

All Faculties and Colleges are open to potential applicants on these days. The University offers a packed programme of events, with talks on the application process, student support, finance and careers.

The Faculty of Mathematics provides a dedicated stand in the central University site, and events in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, including Mathematics talks, information about STEP, and drop-in sessions with academic members of staff and students, for you to ask questions and find out more about the course, applications, and what it is really like to study Mathematics at Cambridge. See last year's Programme and TimetableInformation about the University events and how to book is available on the Cambridge Open Days pages.

Please note that you are very welcome to visit us at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences even if you have a "College Only" Open Day ticket. 

How to get here

The Centre of Mathematical Sciences is accessible by train, bus, car, or bike. If travelling by car you are strongly advised to use one of the five Park and Ride sites on the outskirts of Cambridge; there is no parking on site. Find directions and a map to the CMS here.

Overseas students

If you live overseas, note that all colleges welcome individual inquiries and may be able to make specific arrangements to come at a different time to visit the College and meet with a Director of Studies or Admissions Tutor. You should also enquire with the British Council in your own country, who will have relevant information and may hold events for international students who wish to study at Cambridge.The Cambridge Admissions Office has information for international applicants, including information about overseas interviews.