This article contains guidance for students about which admissions test(s) they should take.
A number of university courses require applicants to sit one or, in some cases, two admissions tests. The number of tests a candidate must take is dependent on the specific course applied to and it is the responsibility of candidates' to ensure they are registered for the correct tests.
Below you will find links to the university degree courses requiring one or more of our admissions tests.
Which test should I take?
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is required by courses at a number of UK and international universities. There are several BMAT sessions held throughout the year and it is very important that you register for the correct session. You can check the university courses requiring applicants to take BMAT during these sessions via the links below:
The following admissions tests are required by courses at the University of Oxford. The specific courses requiring applicants to take these tests can be found via the links below:
- Classics Admissions Test (CAT)
- History Aptitude Test (HAT)
- Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT)*
- Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)
- Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
- University of Oxford Philosophy Test
- Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford
*Please note that MLAT is a booklet containing several different papers: please check to see which papers are required for your course.
The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) is required by courses at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford:
The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) is required by courses at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London:
Thinking Skills Assessment (UCL) is required by courses at University College London:
The Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) is required by courses at the universities of Cambridge and Warwick.
The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is required by courses at several Italian universiites:
The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is required by courses at the universities of Durham and Lancaster:
Applicants to the University of Oxford can find further information on which test(s) they need to take on the Oxford website.
If you are in any doubt about which test(s) you need to take, please contact the relevant university directly for guidance.
How do I register?
Information on how to register for an admission test can be found here.