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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

For eligible applicants, several MRC-funded studentships are available (see MRC eligibility details), which pay the University Composition Fee, and a small but liveable stipend (currently £15,007 pa).

Independently funded applications are very welcome, and we will always nominate successful applicants for the various Cambridge University scholarships available, depending on individual eligibility.

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 £8,844
Maintenance £14,830
Total Annual Commitment £23,674

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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