ATS: Admission Testing Service

The Admission Testing Service (ATS) provides admissions tests which are required as part of the application and selection process for a range of undergraduate programmes at top UK universities.

If you are thinking of applying to Medicine, Mathematics, or various courses at Oxford or Cambridge, you may need to take a pre-application test. Or perhaps your offer will include a certain score on a standardized test.

ITS can help. ITS is an official Cambridge ATS Centre, administering admissions tests for the University of Cambridge (No: HK109).

As an accredited ATS centre, we can help with the enrollment process and arrange for you to take the test at our campus in Central. We can also provide advice on which test you might need and when to take it. Finally, we can help with your preparation.

Don’t miss your chance to apply for a top course just because you didn’t know about the testing requirements.

For more information please call +852 2116 3916 or drop us an email at [email protected].

Which Exams are available and who needs to take them?
If you are applying for a course which does have a pre-admissions test and it’s not listed below, please contact us to see if we can help.

University of Cambridge pre-interview assessment
A range of undergraduate programmes at Cambridge require a subject specific pre-interview test. You can find out the list of departments with this requirement and more information from the University of Cambridge website

BMAT – BioMedical Admissions Test
Students applying to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry at certain universities require this test.

ELAT – English Literature Admission Test

Required by approximately 10 UK universities as a pre-admissions test for students intending to read Law. The test consists of multiple choice and an essay. The deadline for taking the test varies, depending on the student’s choice of universities.

HAT – History Aptitude Test
Required by candidates who are applying for History at Oxford.

MAT – Mathematics Admission Test
Required by candidates applying for Mathematics or Computer Science at Oxford.

MLAT – Modern Languages Admissions Test
Required by candidates who hope to read either Modern Languages or Linguistics at Oxford.

PAT – Physics Aptitude Test
For potential candidates of Engineering, Materials Science or Physics at Oxford

STEP – Sixth Term Examination Paper
Required at a number of universities for Mathematics

TSA – Thinking Skills Assessment
This is a requirement for a number of different courses. Further details can be found on the Oxford University website.

Other tests:
The following tests are commonly used for entry to UK courses but are not part of the ATS suite. ITS provides preparation for them but cannot administer the exam itself. ITS only administers the Cambridge ATS tests listed above.

LNAT – Law National Admissions Test
Required by approximately 10 UK universities as a pre-admissions test for students intending to read Law. Run by the LNAT Consortium.

UKCAT – UK Clinical Admissions Test
Required by a number of UK universities for admission to Medicine and Dentistry. It is run by the UKCAT Consortium.


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