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Postgraduate Admissions


Please note

All deadlines for the submission of the application are 23:59 pm (midnight) UK time on the date stated. We encourage you to submit your application well 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.

  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 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 fee charge for some applications, further information on which courses require an application fee, and any fee waiver schemes can be found here. Payment must be made before you can submit your application. You can make the payment by providing your card details to our secure server when you submit your online application. 
  7. You will need to submit a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish to apply for. 
  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documents, including references, are not provided your application will not be considered and your application will be withdrawn when the course deadline has passed.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