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Postgraduate Admissions


Please note

All deadlines for the submission of the application are 12:00am (midnight) UK time on the date stated. We encourage you to submit your application in advance so that if you experience any issues, we are able to help.

Apply using the Applicant Portal 

Please make sure you read the terms and conditions of using the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal before proceeding with our application.

When you have completed the necessary preparation, and you are ready to begin your online application, you should take note of the following important information:

  1. Go to the Course Directory and find the course you wish to apply for, then click the Apply Now button in the How to Apply tab.
  2. All applications must be completed in English.
  3. You can request your references in the Applicant Portal, and see when these have been received.
  4. You must then submit all required supporting documentation at the same time as the rest of your application.
  5. You can also apply for funding via the Applicant Portal.
  6. There is an application charge of (GBP sterling) £75 per application (unless you are from a country which is eligible for fee waiver). The Postgraduate School of Life Sciences has a scheme which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £75 application fee. A list of other eligible courses and further information can be found here. You can make the payment by providing your card details to our secure server when you submit your online application. More information about the application fee can be found on the Application Fee page.
  7. You will need to submit a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish to apply for. Unless the courses you are applying for is a part of the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences scheme, you will be charged the application fee for each application you make.
  8. Your application will not be considered until all the supporting documentation, including references, has been provided.

Upload Supporting Documentation

Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentation which must be submitted through the Applicant Portal as part of your application. If the supporting documents, including references, are not provided your application will not be considered and your application will be withdrawn when the course deadline has passed.

Please check your course's entry to see what supporting documents you will be required to submit. For more information on what the specific requirements of each document are, and how to submit them, please see the section on Supporting Documentation.

The reputation of the University of Cambridge played a large role in my decision to apply. I knew I would be able to make important connections here and work with inspirational people at the forefront of new research. Studying at Cambridge could also give me access to emerging technologies and offer the opportunity for research collaborations.

Jenny, PhD in Engineering