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How To Apply

Application for October 2019 entry is now open!


Application Closes: Friday 4th January 2019

Interviews will be held: 30 January - 1 February 2019


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 (US applicants) funding, have an earlier application deadline.

All applications must be made via the Applicant Portal at


Application notes:

Your application is only complete when you have:

      1. Submitted your application via the applicant portal
      2. Paid the application fee a
      3. Provided the required supporting documents (CV/Resumé, Degree Transcripts)
      4. Two academic references to support your application b

Applicants for this Programme do not need to complete the section asking for your 'proposed supervisor' or 'proposed research project title'. These are for Programmes which do not have the rotation (MRes) year.


a Application Fee: 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


b References: Contact details for your referees should be provided in your application form, and referees will then be contacted to submit their reference letter to the online portal by the application closing date. It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are provided by the application deadline. We suggest that you notify your referees that they will be asked to provide this, as soon as possible. Click here for further details about your academic references.

Applying for overseas 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 in your main application form - you need to tick the box that says to apply for additional funding.

More information for overseas candidates can be found at 


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: