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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

The vast majority of our students are UKRI-funded through the:

  • Cambridge Climate, Life and Earth (C-CLEAR) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP); and
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). This CDT consists of a taught Masters in the first year followed by a PhD in a partner Department of the University or BAS. The application process for this course is detailed in the Course Directory entry for 'MRes + PhD in Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks'.

Both C-CLEAR and AI4ER offer a limited number of funded studentships.  For details on how to apply, funding, eligibility and application closing dates visit the C-CLEAR and AI4ER websites.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

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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

Students may have to bear additional costs in relation to PhD associated fieldwork and/or research trips. These costs will be specific to the individual student and project. Applicants should discuss any potential additional costs with their intended supervisor before making an application. Supervisors can often cover or contribute towards these costs, depending on the financial resources available. Where not possible or where research-related expenses are specifically not included in a stipend or if students are self-funding, students will usually be expected to find additional funding elsewhere.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

British Antarctic Survey This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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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
Jan. 6, 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
Jan. 5, 2023
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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