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Graduate Admissions


Please note

All deadlines are midnight UK time on the date stated

You must provide all supporting documents within 14 days of submitting your application form or your application may be withdrawn.

Some courses consider applications as they arrive, so the course may fill up before the application deadline. If a course closes, the course directory will be updated accordingly.

If you are applying for funding, you must apply by whichever is first of the Course Deadline (check below) and the Funding Deadline (check below).

Details of what documents are required to be provided after submitting your application can be found in the course directory, or in your self-service account once you have applied.

If the required documents are not provided in time, your application may be withdrawn.

We would advise that you apply as early as possible.

You should not wait until the day of the deadline to submit your application or supporting documents.

Course Deadlines

Please check for your course deadline here. This information can also be found on the course directory.


Funding Deadlines

There are three deadlines for the University-wide funding competitions available through the GRADSAF.

For other funding competitions, including Department & College funding, please follow the advice given by that competition.

Please always check your course's deadline in case it is earlier than the funding deadline.

You can find more information about your fee status on the 'What is my Fee Status?' page.

These following funding deadlines apply to applications for the following start dates: Michaelmas (October) 2016, Lent (January) 2017 and Easter (April) 2017.

Applicants for January and April 2016 start dates are not eligible to apply for these funding competitions.

Deadline Applicants Deadline for Expected date of award
14 Oct 2015 Certain US applicants* Gates Cambridge Early February
2 Dec 2015 Overseas and EU fee status* Gates Cambridge Early April
2 Dec 2015 Overseas fee status Cambridge Trust Late February onwards
6 Jan 2016 Home and EU fee status Cambridge Trust
Early March onwards

* Please read the Gates Cambridge Deadlines page to check which deadline is applicable to you. Gates Cambridge is unable to consider applicants with Home fee status.