Subject-specific Admissions Tests

Find out more on the subjects offered below. Remember to check with the university you are applying to for advice on which admissions test you should sit for.

English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)

The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) is a pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses in English at the University of Oxford.

Classics Admissions Test (CAT)

The Classics Admissions Test (CAT) is a pre-interview test for applicants to undergraduate courses in Classics and its joint schools at the University of Oxford.

History Aptitude Test (HAT)

The History Aptitude Test (HAT) is a pre-interview test for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate courses in History and its joint schools.

Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)

The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) is a pre-interview test for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and their joint schools. As of 2013, Imperial College London will also use the test for applicants to all of its undergraduate Mathematics courses.

Modern Languages Admissions Tests (MLAT)

The Modern Languages Admissions Tests (MLAT) are for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate courses in Modern Languages and related courses.

Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT)

The Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) is for applicants to certain undergraduate courses in Oriental Languages at the University of Oxford.

Physics aptitude Test (PAT)

The Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) is for applicants to the University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in Engineering, Materials Science and Physics.