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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

Research studentships to study for the PhD degree are awarded on a competitive basis and may be supported by the UK research councils, medical research charities, industrial sponsors (including AstraZeneca), the
Department's David James Studentship, the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) and by University schemes.

For more information about funding, please follow the link below:

Funding | Postgraduate Admissions (cam.ac.uk)

For students willing to be considered for the Gates and other funding, please follow the link below for more information:

International Scholarship at The University of Cambridge (gatescambridge.org)

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,387
Maintenance £16,528
Total Annual Commitment £25,915

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Pharmacology

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Application - related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 13, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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