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Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal, where you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and request references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £65 application fee
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

It is essential that applicants ascertain the availability of supervision before applying. You should indicate the supervisor you would like to work with on your application form, and check the suitability of your research project with him or her in advance of application, although you should not expect extensive correspondence.

See our academic staff page for information about Cambridge Latin Americanists associated with the Centre. You may also find other relevant Latin American specialists housed in other departments and Colleges of the university, so do consult the websites of other related departments and faculties. Supervisors from other departments may be happy for you to apply to be registered as a PhD student in CLAS, or may prefer you to apply via their own department – you should check this before applying.

Your application will need to include the following:

  • a detailed research/thesis proposal of between 500-1000 words
  • a sample of a recent piece of written work (around 2000 words) on a subject that is as close as possible to the field you will be working in for the PhD
  • a transcript supporting academic progress to date
  • two academic references (to be submitted by your referees no more than 2 weeks after the submission of your application form)
  • evidence of competence in English (if English is not your first language or you have not already taken a degree taught in English)
  • a personal reference (if you are an international student applying for an award from Gates Cambridge)

Selection Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, as they are received. Please be aware that places on the PhD in Latin American Studies are limited and that the course may fill up before the published deadline.  The Centre welcomes and encourages early applications where possible. This is in your best interests, as places are limited.

For further information on how to apply visit the course page on the course website.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal
    Please upload a detailed research/thesis proposal of between 500-1000 words.
  • Sample of work (max. 1)
    Please upload a sample of a recent piece of written work (around 2000 words) on a subject that is as close as possible to the field you will be working in for the PhD.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2020

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 30, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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