Cambridge

Cambridge English (also known as ESOL) is a department of Cambridge University. Their English exams – Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE), Preliminary (PET) and Key (KET) – are recognized around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English.

There are also the Cambridge Exams for university admission without which the candidates are not taken into account.Most of these exams appear on the list of the exams approved by the Ministry of Education as equivalents to the English Exams for the 5th, 9th intensive or bilingual classes and for the Baccalaureate English Exam.

MAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Mathematics or Computer Science at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). It is also required by Imperial College London. Candidates taking the MAT to apply to Oxford and/or Imperial may also ask for their scores to be shared with the University of Warwick; but it should not be taken solely for applications to the University of Warwick.

The MAT is developed and assessed by the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. By registering the candidate, we confirm that these institutions and Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing can process the candidate’s personal data and share that data with other educational institutions for admissions testing purposes and that the data may be used for research purposes. We also confirm that if the candidate obtains a place on a course where MAT results form part of the admissions process, then their University may supply Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing with data about their application and results in subsequent assessments at that University, unless they specifically notify the University in writing. Cambridge stores personal data securely and will ensure that if candidate data is used in publications or research that it is used anonymously.

TMUA

Candidates applying for Mathematics and related degrees at a range of universities may need or choose to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA). Candidates should check university websites to determine if the Test is essential or desirable.

Please note that results for TMUA are not provided to any university by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing. Candidates will need to provide results to the university directly. Further details can be found on the Admissions Testing website and will be provided to the candidate on the test day.

PAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Physics, Material Sciences or Engineering at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT).

PHIL

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Philosophy and Theology joint honours at undergraduate level must take the Philosophy Test. Other Philosophy degrees may require a different test, please check the University website.

BMAT

Candidates applying to take Medicine, Dentistry and related courses at a range of universities in the UK and abroad may need to take BMAT in November.

Please check the University website to see if BMAT in November is needed for the intended course.

If a candidate has already taken BMAT in September of the same year, they must not take it in November also. Please ensure the candidate is aware of this.

HAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study History at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the History Aptitude Test (HAT). Additional tests may also be required for joint honours, please check the University website.

NB applicants for the University of Cambridge should be booked for the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). Return to the Entries Overview and select HAA.

MLAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Modern Languages and/or Linguistics at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT). Additional tests may also be required for joint honours, please check the University website.

HSPSAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at undergraduate level must take the Human, Social and Political Sciences Admissions Assessment (HSPSAA).

AMESAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at undergraduate level must take the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Admissions Assessment (AMESAA).

ASNCAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at undergraduate level must take the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Admissions Assessment (ASNCAA).

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Classics at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the Classics Admissions Test (CAT). Additional tests may be required for joint honours, please check the University website.

ECAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Economics at undergraduate level must take the Economics Admissions Assessment (ECAA).

ELAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge to study degrees in English at undergraduate level (single or joint honours) must take the English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT). Additional tests may also be required for joint honours, please check the University website.

ENGAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Engineering or Chemical Engineering (via Engineering) at undergraduate level must take the Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA).

GAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Geography at undergraduate level must take the Geography Admissions Assessment (GAA).

HAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study History, History and Politics or History and Modern Languages at undergraduate level must take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA).

NB applicants for the University of Oxford need to take the History Admissions Test (HAT). Return to the Entries Overview and select HAT.

NSAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine or Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences at undergraduate level must take the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA).

OLAT

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study a Middle Eastern language as part of an undergraduate degree course (single or joint honours) must take the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT). Additional tests may be required for joint honours, please check the University website.

PBSAA

Candidates applying to the University of Cambridge to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at undergraduate level must take the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSAA).

PHIL

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Philosophy and Theology joint honours at undergraduate level must take the Philosophy Test. Other Philosophy degrees may require a different test, please check the University website.

TSA

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study a range of undergraduate degree courses must take the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). Please check the University website for details.

TSAS1

Candidates applying to the University of Oxford to study Chemistry or History and Economics combined degree must take the Thinking Skills Assessment Section 1 (TSA S1). Please check the University website for details.

NB applicants for any other degree course at the University of Oxford which requires TSA should be booked for the separate TSA paper. Return to Entries Overview and select TSA.

ALL THESE EXAMS ARE COMPULSORY FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED UNIVERSITIES, BUT THEY ALSO MEAN LOTS OF POINTS IN YOUR FILES FOR ALL THE OTHER UNIVERSITIES!!!