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Postgraduate Study


To apply to the University of Cambridge, you must submit an online application through the Applicant Portal.

Watch the video above for a practical demonstration of how to create, complete and submit an application. Make sure you've read the Before you apply information before you start. 

Apply using the Applicant Portal

  1. Go to the Course Directory and find the course you wish to apply for.
  2. Click the 'Apply Now' button on the course page (this will open the Applicant Portal).
  3. Register for an account or log in to the Applicant Portal.
  4. Once you're logged in, you can:

Important notes

  • All applications must be completed in English.
  • Payment must be made before you can submit your application.
  • Your application will not be considered until all supporting documentation, including references, has been provided.
  • You need to submit a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish to apply for.
  • All application deadlines are 23:59 pm (midnight) UK time on the date stated.
  • We encourage you to submit your application early in case you experience issues and require our help.
  • Please read the Applicant Portal terms and conditions before proceeding with your application.

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