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Each year, the University of Cambridge offers four Open Days at which prospective applicants can come to find out more about the undergraduate Mathematics course.

You don't have to come to an Open Day in order to apply to study Mathematics at Cambridge, but these events will 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.

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.


University Open Days: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017

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, careers, and information stands for most courses, where students and staff are available to answer questions.

The Faculty of Mathematics provides a dedicated stand in the Marquee on the Sidgwick site, and a programme of events in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. This consists of Mathematics talks, including information about STEP, a general talk about the undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, 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, and the opportunity to visit the building. (downloadable 2016 Programme and Map)  PLEASE NOTE 2017 PROGRAMME TO BE CONFIRMED.

You should book with the University for the general programme of events, including the Mathematics Faculty events. You are very welcome to come to the afternoon events at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, without needing to book, even if you are unable to attend the general programme in the morning.
If you wish to attend any College-specific event, you should also book with the individual College you wish to visit (there is a central list of college contact details).

Faculty Open Days: Saturday 29 April and Saturday 6 May 2017

These Open Days are organised by the Faculty and focus specifically on the Mathematics course.

Colleges hold dedicated Mathematics Open Days on the same days as the Faculty Open Days. Most Colleges hold these on one of the available days, some on both and some on none. You should book with individual Colleges to attend their Mathematics Open Day and the Faculty Open Day. You can check on which day a College is holding their Open Day in the table provided below. Colleges Open Day events are in the morning.

The programme for the Faculty Open Days is the same on both days, and consists of short lectures intended to give you an idea of what it is like to study mathematics at a high level.

Because we usually have more visitors than we can accommodate in the Faculty lecture halls, the Open Day lectures are held in central University lecture halls. The Faculty (Centre for Mathematical Sciences) is open during the day from 9:30 to provide general information sessions, 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, and the opportunity to visit the building.

On Saturday 29 April the mathematical talks will be held at the Lady Mitchell Hall  (Venue to be confirmed) on the New Museums site (downloadable 2016 Programme and Map)
Saturday 6 May the mathematical talks will be held Venue to be confirmed (downloadable 2016 Programme and Map).  


Travel and directions

The Centre of Mathematical Sciences is easily accessible by bus, car, or bike. Find directions and a map to the CMS here.


College Mathematics Open Days 2017

Saturday 29 April
College Phone (01223) Email/ link
Christ's 334953
Corpus Christi 338056
Downing  334826
Gonville & Caius 332447
Homerton 747252
Magdalene 332135
Murray Edwards 762229 
Newnham 335783
Peterhouse 338223
Robinson 339143
Sidney Sussex 338872
St. John's 338703
St. Catharine's 338319
Trinity 338422

Saturday 6 May
College Phone (01223) Email/ link
Churchill 336248
Clare 333246
Emmanuel 334290
Fitzwilliam 332063
Girton 338972
Gonville & Caius 332447
King's College 331255
Lucy Cavendish 330280
Pembroke 338154
Queens' 335540
Selwyn 335896
Sidney Sussex 338872
St John's 338703
St. Catharine's  33819
Trinity 338422
Trinity Hall 332535

* Lucy Cavendish College only accepts women applicants who will be 21 or over at entry