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Undergraduate Admissions

 

Overview

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 admissions@maths.cam.ac.uk, 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 30 April and Saturday 7 May 2022

The next Open Days will take place on Saturday 30 April and Saturday 7 May 2022. They will again be held online, with a mixture of live, interactive, and pre-recorded sessions. 

Many Colleges also hold Open Days to coincide with these.

These Open Days are organised by the Faculty and take place in the afternoon. To coincide with them, most Colleges hold Mathematics Open Days in the morning which cover wider aspects of undergraduate life as well as mathematics. You can also find out more about individual Colleges Open Days here.

Registration is now open for the live events, please click here for Saturday 30 April and here for Saturday 7 May.

When registering, you will be invited to submit questions in advance. You are very much encouraged to do so! We will endeavour to reply to all questions in the live sessions, or will add to our FAQ page afterwards.

NEW  New content for 2022 Open Days:

  • 13:30 to 14:30 Live mathematical talk: “Four facets of geometry”. This talk will present four areas of geometry: Euclidean, non-Euclidean, projective geometry in Renaissance art, and geometry of space-time inside a black hole. There will be plenty of time for live questions at the end.
  • 14:45 to 15:30 Q&A on Admissions and the course, with the Faculty Admissions Officer and current students. Ask all the questions you have about applying, about the interview, find out what it is like to study maths at university
  • 15:45 to 16:30 New interactive session: "How to prepare for STEP". Ask our students how they did it, often without any help from their school. Ask our students and staff anything you want to know about STEP.
  • 16:45 to 17:30 Q&A for parents and supporters, with the Head of Department, the Faculty Admissions Officer, the Director of Admissions for the Colleges, and other staff.

Please note: you need to register at the links above to attend.
Registration is separate for the Faculty's Open Days and the Colleges' Open Days (see below).

New videos will also be made available:

  • More "Taster lectures"
  • More mathematical talks.

The programme on 30 April will be repeated on 7 May, so you should register for one Open Day only. Recordings will be available to all after the events.

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 Open Days for Mathematics:

and more are also offering Open Days events and may be added here. You should check with individual Colleges for the most up-to-date information about their events.

University Open Days: Thursday 7 July and Friday 8 July 2022

During these Open Days, the Faculty of Mathematics usually provides a dedicated stand in the central University site, and events in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, including

  • Mathematics talks for applicants,
  • information about Sixth Term Entrance Papers (STEP),
  • drop-in sessions with students and academic members of staff, for you to ask questions and find out more about the course, applications, and what it is really like to study Mathematics at Cambridge,
  • talks specifically for parents and supporters.

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

Because of the advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the University Open Days were moved online in 2020 and 2021. We offered:

  • A live Q&A session with current staff and students about the undergraduate Mathematics course and admissions.
  • Online mathematical talks, STEP workshops, presentations and Q&A sessions that were produced for the Faculty's Virtual Mathematics Open Days in 2020 and 2021.
  • Access to the Mathematics section on the Virtual Tour hosted centrally by the University. Full details about the Virtual Tour and about the University Open Days is available at the Cambridge Open Days page, part of which is still available 

The new, virtual programme offered  the opportunity to explore the University and Colleges virtually, reproducing some of the experience of in-person Open Days, when Faculties, Departments and Colleges are open to potential applicants and the University offers a packed programme of events, with talks on the application process, student support, finance and careers.

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.