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Postgraduate Study


You will need to pay a £50 application fee before you can submit your application.

This is a standard charge that supports the administration of the application process and the development and maintenance of the systems used in this process.

Please note that doctorate programmes are exempt from the application fee. These include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Business (BusD)
  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (VetD)
  • Combined Master of Research (MRes) + Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes
  • MPhil + PhD in Developmental Biology

All other postgraduate courses at Cambridge require you to pay the application fee unless you are eligible for an application fee waiver. 

How to pay

Payment is made online through the Applicant Portal before you submit your application.

We accept all Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards. We do not currently accept American Express.

Payments made using Internet Explorer may fail, so please use Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari or any other browser to make your payment.

Application fee waiver

Some applicants are eligible for an application fee waiver and will not have to pay the application fee.

Terms and conditions

Your application fee payment is subject to a 14-day cancellation period, during which time you may receive a full refund. Read the Application fee terms and conditions for details.