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Postgraduate Study


You'll be applying as a Continuing Student if you're currently, or have previously been, registered as a postgraduate student at Cambridge.

This includes students on a PhD, MPhil, MRes, MSt, MASt, LLM, MCL, MMus, MEd, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III Maths).

Please note that all applicants, including continuing students, must provide all the supporting documents as shown in the course directory. Your application will not be considered complete until all documents have been uploaded.

College choice

If a conditional offer of continuation is made, your papers will be forwarded to Colleges for consideration.

  • You may choose up to two Colleges to consider your application. If neither College is able to offer you membership, or you do not record a choice, your application will be randomly allocated to a College.
  • If you would like your current College to consider your application, please put this as one of your two choices.
  • We strongly advise that before you submit your application you contact the Graduate Tutor at the Colleges you state as first and second choice, if these are different to your current College, to find out what their procedures are for continuing students.
  • You are also advised to contact the Graduate Tutor at your current College to advise of your intentions, as a matter of courtesy.
  • It is not possible to change your College choices once your application has been submitted.

Undertaking a second degree of the same type

It is not possible to be awarded a degree of the same type at the University of Cambridge more than once. For example, students who have already been awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) may not be awarded a second MPhil, if the first was awarded by the University of Cambridge.

In exceptional circumstances, the Degree Committee and the General Board's Education Committee may agree to accept you on the degree course and award a certificate of satisfactory completion, if you successfully complete all the academic requirements of the course.

If you wish to apply on that basis, you should discuss it with the department responsible for running the course, prior to submitting an application. 

Continuer Portal

This page is part of the portal for Continuing Students