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The TMUA tests your mathematical reasoning and thinking skills.

You need to take the TMUA if you are applying to:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics (If you are applying to a mature College for Economics, you don't need to take the TMUA. Find out more about the assessment you need to take on the Economics course page.)

You must be registered in advance and the test will take place on 18 October 2023.

How to register for the TMUA

You need to register for the TMUA by 29 September 2023.

If you are not registered on time, you will not be able to take the test and your application to Cambridge will not be considered.

You will need to ask your test centre (the place you take the test, usually your school or College) to register you for the assessment. Make sure you ask them to do this well in advance so that they have enough time to meet the relevant deadlines.

Learn how to register on the TMUA website.

TMUA Costs

There is an entry fee for the TMUA.

If you are a UK student and are concerned about the cost, financial support may be available.

Check the TMUA website for details of costs.

How to prepare for the TMUA

The test covers mathematics you will have already learned at school. Revise what you have learned so far and familiarise yourself with the format of the test.

Have a go at some sample papers or past papers, restricting yourself to the time that you would have during a real test. This will help you to understand what is expected and prepare you to approach questions in an exam environment.

Access specimen and past papers on the TMUA website.

We don’t expect you to get every question right – you can learn more about how your performance fits into the rest of your application on the admissions assessment page.