skip to content

Graduate Admissions


Data protection statement for graduate applicants

The University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Colleges, the Gates Cambridge Trust and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (and their collaborators) will process your personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purpose of processing your applications for admission and funding as follows:

  • We may keep a copy of information provided in respect to your application and use the information to collect anonymised statistics or monitor equal opportunities (or both).
  • We may use or disclose information provided in respect of your application for research purposes, but no information which could identify you will be published.
  • We will confirm that you are an applicant or student to banks and other third-party organisations, as requested by you in writing.
  • We will share your information as necessary with your referees; the appropriate staff at the Cambridge Colleges, the Cambridge Trusts and the University; your current and former educational institutions; any relevant external funding bodies; and, in the case of international applicants, the British Council or other appropriate agencies.
  • To prevent or detect fraud, we may provide information from your application to outside organisations including the police, the Home Office, local authorities, examination boards or awarding bodies, and the Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies.
  • Where relevant and as required, we will provide information from your application to UK Visas and Immigration in order to act as your sponsor for visa purposes.
  • If accepted, we will further use your personal data in any manner and for any purposes described and published on the University’s website and amended from time to time
  • If accepted, we will return data about you to the Higher Education Statistics Agency and other external agencies as required.
  • If accepted, and if you subsequently apply to continue as a graduate student, all of the material contained in your current application will be made available to the parties mentioned above, alongside your continuation application.