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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.


The next Faculty Open Days will take place on 28 April and 5 May 2018.


Faculty Open Days: Saturday 28 April and Saturday 5 May 2018

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. You should book with individual Colleges to attend their Mathematics Open Day and with the Faculty of Mathematics to attend the Faculty Open Day.   

Registration for the Faculty Open Day will open some time in February 2018.

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 get an idea of what to expect from the programmes for last year:

  • Saturday 29 April 2017 Sessions (Registrations closed 26th April 2017, programme here)
  • Saturday 6 May 2017 Sessions (Registrations closed 3rd May 2017, programme 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, a variety of mathematical activities, and the opportunity to visit the Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the adjacent Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

University Open Days: Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018

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 (you can get an idea of what to expect for Mathematics from last year's  Programme and Timetable).  Information about the University events and how to book is available  on the Cambridge Open Days pages.

How to get here

The Centre of Mathematical Sciences is easily accessible by 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. 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.