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Graduate Admissions


There is an application fee of (GBP sterling) £60 for each application submitted.

You can make the payment by providing your credit card details to our secure server when you submit your online application. If you are having difficulty with the payment system, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

Please note that non-UK applicants must use a credit card or a UK debit card to make this payment.

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 £60 application fee. A list of eligible courses and further information can be found here.


Overseas Development Aid (ODA) Recipients

In accordance with a UK Government directive, the University of Cambridge currently adheres to guidelines laid out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) whose mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

With this in mind, the University will waive the application fee for any applicant who is a national of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list of Overseas Development Aid (ODA) recipients, groups 1 (Least Developed Countries) and 2 (Other Low Income Countries) only.

Please note that applicants should have lived in the member country since birth.

For more information about the OECD, please see