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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Online button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application via the Applicant Portal and paid the £50 application fee
  2. you have uploaded the required supporting documents via the Applicant Self-Service
  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.

It is essential that applicants ascertain the availability of supervision before applying. You should list the supervisor you would like to work with on your application form, and check the suitability of your research project with him/her in advance of application, although you should not expect extensive correspondence.

See our academic staff page for information about Cambridge Latin Americanists associated with the Centre. You may also find other relevant Latin American specialists housed in other departments and colleges of the university, so do consult the websites of other related departments and faculties. Supervisors from other departments may be happy for you to apply to be registered as a PhD student in CLAS, or may prefer you to apply via their own Department - you should check this before applying.

 

Selection Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, as they are received.

Further information on How To Apply


Upload Supporting Documents

Once you have completed your application and payment, you will need to provide the following items. You can request references via the Applicant Portal; however, all other supporting documents must be uploaded via your Self-Service account within 7 days of submitting your online application form. Links to help pages on this website are given where possible.

First Academic Reference  
Second Academic Reference
Transcript  
Evidence of Competence in English  
If English is not your first language
Research Proposal

1000 words

Sample of Work

2000 words if not continuing from another department

Personal Reference  
This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
First Academic Reference  
Second Academic Reference
Transcript  
Research Proposal

1000 words

Sample of Work

2000 words if not continuing from another department

Personal Reference  
This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

You are a continuing student if you have previously been admitted to a graduate course by the Board of Graduate Studies (or by the Institute of Continuing Education, for an MSt degree), and became a matriculated student on that course.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Centre of Latin American Studies

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 1, 2015
Application deadline
Oct. 3, 2016
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 5, 2016
Application deadline
June 29, 2017
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2017

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2018

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2016
Application deadline
Oct. 3, 2017
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2018

All deadlines are 12:00pm UK time on the date stated. Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Gates Cambridge (USA)
Oct. 12, 2016
Gates Cambridge (EU)
Dec. 7, 2016
All Overseas
Dec. 7, 2016
All EU & Home (not Gates)
Jan. 4, 2017

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