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How To Apply

Application for October 2019 entry is now closed

Application for October 2020 entry will open this October


All applications must be made via the Applicant Portal at


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.

Application notes:

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.

Your application is only complete when you have:

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


b REFERENCES: It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are provided by the application deadline. We suggest that you notify your referees of the process, as soon as possible. 


Overseas Fees

International applicants must tick the box in the application 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.


Timeline for postgraduate funding applications via the Graduate Funding Competition:


* Note to applicants: If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 22nd January, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. 


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

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