TSA Dates 2019: Be Prepared for Next Year’s Deadlines

Interested in applying to Oxbridge next year? There is a good chance you will have to sit an entrance exam – pre-interview. Be prepared for the key TSA dates 2019 as we explain the deadlines and what you need to prepare for when you apply next year.

TSA? What’s that?

Many subjects, including PPE & Chemistry at Oxford, as well as Land Economy at Cambridge, require you to do The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).

If you’re thinking of applying to Oxbridge, it’s important to be pro-active and keep on top of the process. It’s never too early to start thinking about the steps you will need to carry out as part of your application for Oxbridge and the all-important TSA dates 2019.

In addition to writing a personal statement, some students will be required to submit written work. Others will be required to carry out pre-interview tests, usually sat at school, before they may be called to interview. Please check whether your course has such requirements on UniAdmission’s article, or at the link here.

The Thinking Skills Assessment is a key part of the process for many applicants and is designed to test your critical thinking and logic skills. It has two sections, including a multiple choice and an essay based question.

Listed below are provisional dates for candidates required to do the TSA 2019 exam.


Provisional TSA Dates 2019 Table

NOTE – these are only estimated dates (TBC) based on the TSA dates 2018. TSA dates for 2019 will be published later next year.

Date Process Explanation
Early September 2019


Entries Extranet Opens TSA assessment centres officially open! Exam Officer’s now have the access to put candidate entries forward.
Early September 2019


UCAS Apply Opens UCAS applications are open. Submit your university application from early September onwards- it’s better to be early than late to best prepare a great UCAS application!
End of September


Access arrangements Deadline  

Are you eligible for accommodations with your exams? From around the end of September, you will be able to sort out the arrangements for any exam accommodations such as extra time, large font, etc.


Mid-October 2019


The last date for TSA Entries  

DON’T FORGET! Around mid-October is usually the last date candidates can submit their applications (unless there are extraordinary circumstances).

Make sure you’re registered for the correct exams before this date.

Check out our article on who is required to do the TSA if you’re still unsure what exam you should be registered to.

This is also the last day to submit your UCAS application for Oxbridge.


End of

October 2019


TSA Test  

Times will vary from location to location although they typically start at 9:00 GMT.

Make sure you’re informed on further details well in advance before the big day.


Mid-January 2019


TSA Results Day  

Result day:

Candidates can check their results online. A link will be provided to candidates from which they can access their results.


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Do You Need to Take the TSA?

We’ve mentioned that around mid-October you will want to make sure that you are registered for the correct exams. You need to make sure that you are actually required to take the TSA. If you’re still unsure whether your course needs you to take the exam, read our TSA 2018 article to see if your subject is on the list.

Get a Head Start on your Application

Whilst it is a little early to be writing an application yet, candidates will find themselves more prepared and relaxed if they begin to consider the steps and the TSA Dates 2019 they need to keep in mind earlier than later.

Give yourself the best possible chance at being successful in your application and start thinking about your personal statement in the next few months.

Also, why not start practicing for the TSA exam? The earlier you start practicing the more comfortable you’ll feel when the big day arrives.

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Go on a TSA Course

You’ve got a year to prepare, so there’s nothing better than a TSA course to get you on your way.

Our TSA intensive courses are run by tutors who are experts when it comes to the TSA exam. They have all the hints and tips to fast track your application.

Further reading

READ NOW: The ultimate TSA guide to prepare you for the exam

Further reading

READ NOW: Tips, practical advice, and examples to prepare for the TSA 2019

Further reading

READ HERE: Find out why Oxford wants you to take the TSA

Further reading

READ HERE: Why the TSA is only for certain subjects