Chemical Engineering @ Fitzwilliam, Cambridge in 2019

Interview format

Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA); 1x interview

Interview content

Maths and Physics questions pre-interview.

Best preparation

Read personal statement; practice questions.

Test preparation

Practice papers.

Final thoughts

Do practice papers; be ready to discuss your thought process.

Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.

Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.

Interview Format

Test taken: Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA)
Number of interviews: 1
Length of interviews: Roughly 1 hour

What happened in your interview? How did you feel?

Gave me some maths/physics questions to look at before the interview. It was in a similar style to supervisions. I went through each question in the interview, responding to any hints when I struggled. 

How did you prepare for your interviews?

Reviewed my personal statement (re-reading articles and books I'd mentioned). Also, I did more practice questions.

If you took a test, how did you prepare?

Practice papers and questions on

What advice would you give to future applicants?

Definitely do a couple of practice questions, but focus on being able to ask for help when you need. Be open to discussions about what you're doing; you don't have to get every question right you just have to show the interviewers that you would benefit from the supervision-style teaching that is unique to Oxbridge.