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Undergraduate Admissions



Cambridge Mathematics has four Undergraduate Open Days each year.

  • These days offer you the opportunity to get a feel for the place, talk to students and staff, participate in a Mathematics lecture, and ask questions. We look forward to seeing you.
  • If you cannot make an Open Day, or have missed them, the information you need to apply can be found in our admissions pages, or by emailing, or by contacting individual Colleges.

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."

Faculty Open Days: Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May 2024

We will have two mathematics Open Days at the Centre of Mathematical Science starting at 2:05pm. Many Colleges hold an Open Day on the same day as the Faculty, and the idea is that students will visit a College in the morning (see below), then attend the Faculty Open Day in the afternoon.


Please click on the date you wish to register and it will take you to the relevant booking page27 April or 4 May 2024. You will have two options: an 'Open College + Faculty' ticket, to visit any College open to visitors on the day and attend the Faculty Open Day in the afternoon, or, in the case of some Colleges only, a joint 'Named College + Faculty' ticket, to attend that College Open Day in the morning, have lunch in College, then attend the Faculty Open Day in the afternoon.

In the morning, most Colleges offer a variety of sessions for prospective mathematicians, which cover wider aspects of undergraduate life as well as mathematics.

In the afternoon, the Faculty of Mathematics offers a programme of in-person activities, including:

  • Mathematical talks
  • STEP workshop
  • Preparation for interviews sessions
  • Talk for parents and supporters

as well as 'drop-in' sessions with students and staff, where you can ask questions about admissions and the course.

In addition to the in-person sessions, several recordings are available on our Faculty's YouTube channel, including mathematical talks and taster lectures, STEP workshops, and a mock interview.

You can watch recordings of the sessions held on our previous Virtual Open Days. You can also explore our website, check our FAQ, watch videos by some of our students and staff about the course and interesting maths, and find more about our free STEP Support Programme.

The following Colleges have informed the Faculty that they are offering activities on the Maths Open Days – please click on the College name for more information. In this list, the symbol  in the column 'Day' refers to when a College is offering Open Day activities: 1 or 2 means that the College is offering Open Day activities on 27 April or 4 May respectively, B means that the College is holding a Maths Open Morning on both days. Most Colleges will be open to visitors.  If a College you would like to visit does not appear here, you can contact individual Colleges directly. Please note that Murray Edwards and Newnham are for female students only.

College Day Time Activity Contact
Christ’s B starts 11:30 College tour
Churchill 2 starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
Clare 2 starts 11:00 Maths Open Morning
Corpus Christi 2 starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
Downing B starts 11:00 Maths Open Morning
Emmanuel 2 starts 10:30
09:30 & 12:00
Maths Open Morning
College Tours
Gonville and Caius B starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning  
King’s 2 starts 11:30 Maths Open Morning
Magdalene 1 starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
Murray Edwards 1 starts 11:00 Maths Open Morning
Newnham 2 10:00-12:30 College tours + Q&A 'drop-in'
Peterhouse 1 starts 10:00 Maths Open Morning
Queens’ 2 starts 11:00 Maths Open Morning
Robinson 1 starts 11:00 Maths Open Morning
Selwyn 1 starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
St Catharine’s 1 starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
St John’s B starts 10:30 Maths Open Morning
Trinity B starts 10:45 Maths Open Morning
Trinity Hall 1 10:30-12:30 Maths Open Morning ‘drop-in’

University Open Days: Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2024

The Faculty of Mathematics will be participating in these University Open Days with a programme of in-person activities on both days, at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS). 

Last year we had:

  • 'Drop-in' with students and academic members of staff throughout the day 09:30-16:30 (in Central Core, CMS) - for you to ask questions about the course, admissions, STEP, preparing for interviews, being a Maths student in Cambridge, ...
  • Course presentation and taster lecture
  • Talk for parents and supporters
  • Sample STEP questions for you to try, with help from current students
  • Preparation for interviews
  • Recorded video about STEP
    and you can watch more Maths talks and taster lectures.

In 2022 the University offered Hybrid Open Days, running over an extended period. As part of these Open Days, the Faculty of Mathematics produced a variety of resources on the Mathematics section on the Virtual Tour hosted centrally by the University (most of which is still available)

Information about all University and College events is available on the Cambridge Open Days pages.

How To Get Here

The Centre of Mathematical Sciences (CMS) is accessible by train, bus, bike or car. If travelling by car you are strongly advised to use one of the five Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of Cambridge since parking in the city centre is non-trivial and there is no parking at the CMS (note that it is possible to walk to the CMS from the Madingley Road Park & Ride site in just over 20 minutes). 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.