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Postgraduate Study


Applications are made and tracked via the Applicant Portal, and offers are managed through the Self-Service account.

Applicant Portal

To create and track an application

Postgraduate applications to the University of Cambridge are made through the Applicant Portal.

You can create, submit and pay for your application through the portal, and indicate whether or not you wish to be considered for funding. You can also request references, manage your reference requests, and upload any other required supporting documentation.

To create your application, you will need to select which course you want to apply for in the Course Directory and click the Apply Online button in the right hand column. This will take you directly to the Applicant Portal. See How do I apply? for more details.

You can save your application at any stage and return later to compete it.

After you have submitted your application, complete with all the necessary supporting documents, the Applicant Portal will be where you go to track the progress of your application, and find out if you are made an offer.

Applicant Portal

Self-Service account

If you've been made an offer of admission

If you receive a conditional offer of admission, you'll be assigned a Self-Service account. Login instructions will be emailed to you an hour after you receive your official conditional offer email.

The Self-Service account tells you everything you need to know about the progress of your offer, including finding out about College membership. It's also where you can provide documents to meet your offer conditions.

It's important that you check your Self-Service account regularly as this is the primary way in which we will communicate with you.

Your Self-Service account allows you to:​

  • View your offer conditions
  • See which College has offered you membership
  • Print a certificate of your offer
  • Accept or decline your offer
  • Request a deferral of admission
  • Provide documents to meet your conditions

Self-Service account

Applying was straightforward and simple to do through the application portal and the administrative and admissions teams were very helpful throughout the process.

Walther, PhD in Biotechnology