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How To Apply

Application for Oct 2021 is now open


All applications must be made via the Applicant Portal at:

Annual Recruitment Timeline 

Mid-October Application Opens*
Early January Application Closes
Late January / Early February Interviews Held
By Mid-February Offers Sent Out
March - July University Admission process
1st October Term Starts


 * Students from the U.S. wanting to apply for Gates funding, have an earlier funding application deadline

How To Apply

    1. Submit your application via the applicant portal
    2. Pay the application fee
    3. Provide the required supporting documents (CV/Resumé, Degree Transcripts)
    4. Provide details for two academic referees to support your applicationa

Application notes:

  • Your application is only complete when you have followed all of the steps above, by the application deadline, and your 2 references have been uploaded.
  • Applicants for this Programme do not need to complete the 'proposed supervisor' or 'proposed research project title' sections - these are for Programmes which do not have the rotation (MRes) component. You will be required to provide a Statement of Interest.
  • a REFERENCES: It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are provided by the application deadline. We suggest that you notify your referees of this requirement, as soon as possible. 
  • International applicants must tick the box on the application form to "apply for additional funding", to ensure you are considered for one of the Cambridge Trust Scholarships to top up your Overseas fee rate. More information.


For queries about stem cell studentships, please email our Postgraduate Administrator:

For general admission queries, please contact the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions team here