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How To Apply

Application for 2018 entry is now open!

Application closes: Thursday 4th January 2018


Please read the application steps below...


Annual Recruitment Timeline 

Mid-October Application Opens*
Early January Application Closes
Late January       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, can apply from 5 September to meet the Gates funding (U.S. applicants), deadline.


Apply using the Applicant Portal

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Click the 'Apply Online' button on the right of the page. This will take you to the Applicant Portal to create and submit your application and request references.


Important Notes:

  • Your application is only complete when you have:
      1. Submitted your application
      2. Paid the application fee *
      3. Provided the required supporting documents (CV/Resumé, Degree Transcripts)
      4. Your two academic references have been received

* This course is part of a scheme which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £50 application fee. A list of other eligible courses and further information can be found here

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are provided within the time-frame. We suggest that you notify your referees that they will be asked to provide a reference for you, as soon as possible. Click here for further details about your academic references.
  • Applicants wanting to apply for the any of the Cambridge Scholarships to cover their 'Overseas Fees', will need to check the relevant boxes within the Applicant Portal application.
  • Applicants for this Programme do not need to complete the section asking for your 'proposed supervisor' or 'proposed research project title'. These are for Programme's which do not have rotations in year one.

If you do not hear from us by Friday 26th January, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.


Applying for additional funding

If you are an International applicant and wish to apply for any of the Cambridge funding scholarships to cover your 'Overseas Fees', this is done as part of the above application (you need to tick the box that says to apply for additional funding).



Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 30 January - 1 February 2018. Interview candidates will be expected to attend two of these days.


For queries about stem cell studentships, please email our Graduate Administrator, Mrs Jo Jack:   / Tel: +44 (0)1223 760288

For general University of Cambridge application queries, please contact the Graduate Admissions team: