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Graduate Admissions

 

Application Fee Waivers

The application fee is a standard charge that supports the administration of the application process and the development and maintenance of the systems used in this process. This helps us to ensure that applicants receive a positive admissions experience. To ensure a good standard of service while being fair and consistent to all our applicants, it is the policy of the Graduate Admissions Office not to waive the application fee, unless the applicant falls into one of the categories below. It is not possible to apply for an application fee waiver under any other circumstances.

Applications to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

The Graduate School of Life Sciences has a scheme which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £65 application fee. A list of eligible courses and further information can be found here.

The University of Cambridge is committed to widening access at postgraduate level and currently provides application fee waivers to the following:

UK Applicants From Low Income Households

Prospective students from the UK who are able to evidence that they were in receipt of full state support for maintenance as an undergraduate at a UK university within the last 4 years are eligible for an application fee waiver. In order to qualify, applicants should submit personal details and required supporting documentation using the proforma supplied here before submitting an application and by no later than 31 October 2019. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants With Asylum Seeker or Refugee Status

Applicants who are able to evidence they have a valid Asylum Registration Card or Biometric Residence Permit are eligible for an application fee waiver. In order to qualify, applicants should submit personal details and required supporting documentation using the proforma supplied here before submitting an application and by no later than 31 October 2019. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Overseas Applicants From Any Of The Following Countries

  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of Overseas Development Aid (ODA) recipients (Least Developed Countries and Other Low Income Countries only).
  • The United Nation’s list of Least Developed Countries.
  • The World Bank list of Low Income Countries.

A list is provided below for ease of reference. Please note that applicants should be a national of one of the listed countries, and have lived in that country since birth. This application fee will be waived automatically on submission of the application and no further action is required.

Country

OECD

World Bank

UN

Afghanistan

Angola

 

Bangladesh

 

Benin

Bhutan

 

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

 

Central African Republic

Chad

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti

 

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gambia

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Kiribati

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

 

Lesotho

 

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

 

Mozambique

Myanmar

 

Nepal

Niger

North Korea

 

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

 

Somalia

South Sudan

Sudan

 

Syria

 

 

Tajikistan

 

 

Tanzania

 

Timor-Leste

 

Togo

Tuvalu

 

Uganda

Vanuatu

 

Yemen

Zambia

 

Zimbabwe