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Postgraduate Admissions

 

Application Fee Waivers

The application fee is a standard charge that supports the administration of the application process and the development and maintenance of the systems used in this process. This helps us to ensure that applicants receive a positive admissions experience. To ensure a good standard of service while being fair and consistent to all our applicants, it is the policy of the Postgraduate Admissions Office not to waive the application fee, unless the applicant falls into one of the categories below. It is not possible to apply for an application fee waiver under any other circumstances.

Applications to the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences

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 eligible courses and further information can be found here.

The University of Cambridge is committed to widening access at postgraduate level and currently provides application fee waivers to the following:

UK Applicants From Low Income Households

Prospective students from the UK who are able to evidence that they were in receipt of full state support for maintenance as an undergraduate at a UK university within the last 4 years are eligible for an application fee waiver. In order to qualify, applicants should submit the application fee waiver request form and required supporting documentation before submitting an application and by no later than 1 December 2021. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants With Asylum Seeker or Refugee Status

Applicants who are able to evidence they have a valid Asylum Registration Card or Biometric Residence Permit are eligible for an application fee waiver. In order to qualify, applicants should submit the application fee waiver request form and required supporting documentation before submitting an application and by no later than 1 December 2021. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Overseas Applicants From Any Of The Following Countries

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of Overseas Development Aid (ODA) recipients (Least Developed Countries and Other Low Income Countries only).
  • The World Bank list of Low Income Countries.
  • The United Nation’s list of Least Developed Countries.
  • Iran (due sanctions on international bank transfers)

A list is provided below for ease of reference. Please note that applicants should be a national of one of the listed countries, and have lived in that country since birth. This application fee will be waived automatically on submission of the application and no further action is required.

Country

OECD

World Bank

UN

Other

Afghanistan

 

Angola

 

 

Bangladesh

 

 

Benin

 

Bhutan

 

 

Burkina Faso

 

Burundi

 

Cambodia

 

 

Central African Republic

 

Chad

 

Comoros

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Djibouti

 

 

Eritrea

 

Ethiopia

 

Gambia

 

Guinea

 

Guinea-Bissau

 

Haiti

 

Iran

 

 

 

Kiribati

 

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

 

 

Lesotho

 

 

Liberia

 

Madagascar

 

Malawi

 

Mali

 

Mauritania

 

 

Mozambique

 

Myanmar

 

 

Nepal

 

Niger

 

North Korea

 

 

Rwanda

 

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

 

Senegal

 

Sierra Leone

 

Solomon Islands

 

 

Somalia

 

South Sudan

 

Sudan

 

 

Syria

 

 

 

Tajikistan

 

 

 

Tanzania

 

 

Timor-Leste

 

 

Togo

 

Tuvalu

 

 

Uganda

 

Vanuatu

 

 

Yemen

 

Zambia

 

 

Zimbabwe