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History Aptitude Test (HAT)

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The HAT is a requirement for applicants to both History and its joint degrees at the University of Oxford (other subjects may also need additional testing as well).

It is a test requiring an essay response to a textual extract from a historical document. This is new from 2019 and you should check the Oxford website to see what has changed.

Your result will help universities determine whether or not to interview you. Even after interview, your result will remain as part of the total consideration of whether to offer you a place.

The test is run by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT) and ITS Education Asia is an open centre (#HK109) for this test. Exam dates are held each year in late October/early November. Candidates can enrol directly with ITS, where we are BOTH the enrolling and examining centre for this test. 


Enrolments close on 30 September 2021 subject to seat capacity.

Enquiries will be entertained on a first come, first served basis* therefore all test takers are encouraged to enrol as soon as possible


  1. No seat reservations can be made for these enrolments. Potential candidates must ensure that all required information has been written on enrolment forms for this to be processed. This includes a valid, accessible email address and UCAS ID.
  2. All candidates are expected to have a UCAS ID upon enrolment. Only candidates who are not enrolling for UK universities in September 2022 do not need a UCAS ID.

Further information on all aspects of the test is on the official website.

If you want further advice about preparation, please contact us.

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Contact us by email or at 2116 3916 (Central).

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