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Graduate Admissions


If you are unable to make an online application you may submit a paper application; however, you will still need access to a computer and the internet in order to track the progress of your application and to read messages on your self-service account.


Having used the Course Directory to fully research the course you are interested in, make sure you now have the relevant information you need to apply:

  1. Course name
  2. Application and funding deadlines
  3. The relevant required supporting documents (eg transcripts, CV etc) in pdf format to upload
  4. Email addresses for your academic referees
  5. A choice of up to two Colleges to consider your application

Contact the Graduate Admissions Office to request a copy of the paper application form

Please send an email to requesting a copy of the paper application form. Please include a brief explanation of why a paper application form is required; in many cases the Graduate Admissions Office may be able to suggest a more preferable application method.

Make the application payment

Paper applications are subject to an application fee of (GBP sterling) £100.

There are two methods of payment: through the University's online store, or by cheque/banker's draft/international money order.

Payments made by any methods other than these two methods will not be processed. We do not accept payment in foreign currency or cash, and do not accept bank transfers. Please do not contact us for account details as we do not provide this information.

Payment through the University's online store

To use this method, visit the online store, search for "Graduate Study Application Fee", click add to basket, fill in the form, then follow the instructions to make the payment online. If asked for a course code, enter the title of the course.

Once you have made your payment through the online store, you will receive an email notification of product purchase; you must include a copy of this email notification with your application. You must also enter the order number (beginning CAM...) on page 16 of the application form. Failure to do this will result in your application not being processed.

Please note: if you have made more than one application to the University of Cambridge, you must make a separate payment for each application.

Payment by cheque/banker's draft/international money order

If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card, we can accept a cheque, banker's draft or international money order, which must be made payable to the University of Cambridge and drawn on a UK bank account.

These methods of payment may be acquired through a UK bank account, post office, or an overseas bank which provides international banking services and has access to a UK account. If you are unsure of how to obtain any of these payments, you should contact your own bank in the first instance clearly stating the requirements. Please be aware that your bank may have a service charge for providing any of the listed payments.

You must attach your payment to a completed hard copy application form; do not send it separately. Your full name, address and date of birth and the name of the course to which you are applying must be written on the back of the cheque/banker's draft/money order.

Submit Application Form and Supporting Documents

Your application should be sent to:



Graduate Admissions Office
University of Cambridge
17 Mill Lane

You may send any supporting documents you wish along with the application form in the same email/package. Please do not send any further supporting documents by post until you have been given your application number, as we may not be able to link them to your application.

Once you have acccess to your self-service account you will be able to see a list of supporting documents that you will need to submit. To see details on what these are, and how to upload or send them, please read the information below:

What supporting documentation do I need?

See also the Terms and Conditions of the Application Fee.