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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

In addition to the application form, applicants must upload a personal statement, outlining why they are interested in the CRUK CC MRes/PhD studentship.

Please make sure to add where you saw the studentships advertised in this statement.

This course is part of a scheme within the Graduate School of Life Sciences which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £70 application fee. A list of other eligible courses and further information can be found here.

Selection Process

Applicants are considered as a gathered field, following the application closing date: 13th November 2020.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified before the end of the year if required for the interview, with interviews being held during the week beginning 11th January 2021.

Applicants should complete the University’s online application form by the closing date, via the online Applicant Portal.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Personal statement (upload)
    Applicants must provide a personal statement to support their application to the CRUK Cambridge Centre MRes/PhD studentship.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information


1+3 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Research in the first instance

Department of Oncology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Nov. 15, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
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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