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Application Deadlines

All applications must be made via the online application form (Applicant Portal) available on the Graduate Admissions Office website.

It is important that you read through the information available on the Graduate Admissions Office website before submitting your application. If you are seeking funding for your course, there are specific deadlines and eligibility criteria for each funding competition. Please check the Student Registry funding webpages for details of eligibility and the Funding Overview section of the Graduate Admissions Office website for application deadlines.

If you wish to be considered for funding, you must pay close attention to the following deadlines below and ensure that you have submitted your Applicant Portal (graduate application) and supporting documentation by the relevant deadline. It is essential that you tick the relevant funding tick boxes in the Funding Section of the Applicant Portal.  Please note that the deadlines given below all refer to applicants who wish to be considered for October 2018 entry:

11 October 2017 Deadline for applications from U.S citizens for Gates Cambridge (USA) funding.

4 January 2018 Deadline for applications:

  • from all non-US citizens for Gates Cambridge (Overseas) funding as well as Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (including CISS)
  • for applications for Vice Chancellor awards, Newton College Awards, Cambridge Trust EU awards and AHRC and ESRC awards.  All Faculty-based funding also has this deadline.

The final deadline date for applicants seeking funding will be the 4 January 2018, but please note the earlier deadline for U.S. citizens applying for Gates Cambridge (USA) funding. Even if you are not seeking funding, we strongly recommend that you submit your application by 4 January, as no applications will be accepted once programmes are full. Applicants should note that applications cannot be considered for a programme once the course has met its quota: this especially applies to all MPhil programmes.

If places are still available after the funding deadline, self-funded applicants can continue to apply until the final deadline date of 31 May 2018: this final deadline date applies to all MPhil programmes and PhD programmes.

It is extremely important that applicants upload onto their CamSIS-Self Service page their Applicant Portal and their complete set of supporting documentation.