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Postgraduate Study

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 application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, 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.

Selection Process

All documentation must be received by the specified application deadline. However, please note that offers are made on a rolling basis and once all places have been filled further applications may not be considered. NB: Those wishing to be considered for the highly competitive Postgraduate Funding Competition have to apply by an early deadline.

Following receipt and review of complete application materials, potentially suitable candidates will be invited to an interview. The selection panel may ask for additional supporting documentation. We usually expect applicants to receive a decision within 8 weeks of a completed application submission

It is sometimes necessary to place candidates on a waiting list and in this instance, the MBE Office will notify the applicant of their status. Where an applicant has submitted other applications or has other priorities they may choose to withdraw from the waiting list.

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
  • Reasons for applying (upload)
    Please upload details of your reasons for applying for this course and to the University of Cambridge, as well as your future aspirations and what you would bring to the cohort. Please write no more than 500 words. This is an opportunity to make your case beyond the application and its supporting documents. Your text can be addressed generally, since the admission and interview panels may vary, for example ‘To whom it may concern’. Regarding what you would bring to the cohort, please note that the programme emphasises group work. You may wish to reflect on the contributions you would be able to make to the varying teams of students within the course who you would be working with closely.

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

9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2024

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
May 8, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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