Undergraduate students

Applicants to many Imperial departments need to sit an admissions test as part of their application.

We take your test performance into account alongside other elements of your UCAS application, such as your personal statement.

The test you will be required to take will depend on which Imperial department you are applying to.

The admissions test is a chance for you to show us:

  • your skills (for example, your mathematical problem-solving ability)
  • your subject knowledge
  • your understanding of topics related to your chosen course

Depending on the department you apply to, you may also be invited to an interview as part of the selection process.

Find out which admissions test you need to take

The table below shows what type of admissions test is required for each Imperial department for 2024 entry and for 2025 entry, where details have been confirmed.

Admissions Tests

2024 entry

Department 2024 entry
Aeronautics

IC Aero/EEE MAT – an online, invigilated mathematics test, delivered by the department. This test is designed to assess your understanding of core mathematical concepts. The test contains 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), lasting a total of 30 minutes. 

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.

Bioengineering No test.
Imperial College Business School (BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science) Applicants demonstrating sufficient academic potential will be invited to take a pre-interview online quiz. Your results may be used to inform our interview questions, but they will not be used to decide whether to make you an offer.  
Chemical Engineering No test.
Chemistry No test.
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Online Maths and Physics test and online video submission.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don't need to register in advance.

Computing

Online admissions test, which will test your logical, reasoning and problem-solving skills. No prior preparation is required. The test will include a practice session and will last up to 90 minutes.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.

Typical offers may also include Sixth Term Examination Paper in Mathematics (STEP) requirements.

Dyson School of Design Engineering No test.
Earth Science and Engineering No test.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IC Aero/EEE MAT – an online, invigilated mathematics test, delivered by the department. This test is designed to assess your understanding of core mathematical concepts. The test contains 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), lasting a total of 30 minutes.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.

Joint Mathematics and Computing

Online admissions test, which will test your logical, reasoning and problem-solving skills. No prior preparation is required. The test will include a practice session and will last up to 90 minutes.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.

Typical offers may also include Sixth Term Examination Paper in Mathematics (STEP) requirements.

Life Sciences  No test.
Materials No test.
Mathematics

Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) – testing for 2024 entry now complete. 

Conditional offers to applicants who were unable to take MAT will include Sixth Term Examination Paper in Mathematics (STEP) requirements.

MAT 2023 technical disruption

We are aware of the difficulties caused by the delivery of last year's Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). Imperial Mathematics recognises this has been a distressing experience for candidates and those who support them. We are grateful to everyone who has contacted us. In response, we have acted quickly to ensure that our admissions process remains fair.

In collaboration with the Oxford Mathematical Institute, please read the following steps you will need to take.

Mechanical Engineering 

An online Admissions Test which will cover basic school physics and mathematics.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.

Medicine (MBBS Medicine, A100) BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) – testing for 2024 entry now complete.  
Medicine (Graduate Entry Medicine)  Not available for 2024 entry.
Medicine (Medical Biosciences)  No test.
Physics

An online Admissions Test which will cover basic school physics and mathematics.

Applicants who demonstrate sufficient academic potential will be invited to take the test. You don’t need to register in advance.


2025 entry

Department 2025 entry
Aeronautics

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Bioengineering No test.
Imperial College Business School (BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science)

Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the TMUA and how to register for 2025 entry.

Chemical Engineering

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Chemistry No test.
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Computing

Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the TMUA and how to register for 2025 entry.

Dyson School of Design Engineering

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Earth Science and Engineering No test.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Joint Mathematics and Computing

Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the TMUA and how to register for 2025 entry.

Life Sciences  No test.
Materials No test.
Mathematics

Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) – you will need to register in advance. 

Mechanical Engineering 

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Medicine (MBBS Medicine, A100)

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the UCAT and how to register for 2025 entry.

Medicine (Graduate Entry Medicine) 

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Applicants to our 4-year Graduate entry Medicine degree, delivered in the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, will need to sit the GAMSAT. Find out more about the GAMSAT.

Medicine (Medical Biosciences)  No test.
Physics

Engineering and Science Admissions Test (ESAT).

You must register for this test in advance. Find out more about the ESAT and how to register for 2025 entry.