How to Apply

To start the application process you must first visit the Graduate Admissions website where you will be able to access the online application facility.

Application forms for entry in October 2019 will be available from 3 September 2018.

Once you have submitted your online application form you will be sent an email with details on how to access your Self-Service Account.

The final deadline for submitting applications for entry in October 2018 is 3 January 2019.

Supporting Documents

First Academic Reference

Second Academic Reference


Evidence of Competence in English
If English is not your first language. This is not required if you are continuing from a Cambridge graduate course to the PhD

Research Proposal
Enter a title and a short summary of your intended research on the online application form then submit a full research proposal as part of your supporting documents. This should be 500 words for an MPhil or 800 words for a PhD.

Sample of Academic Work
This can be one long piece or several shorter essays ideally related to your proposed research.

Personal Reference
This is only required if you are applying for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship.


Please note that if you are applying for the PhD you may be asked to interview in person, by telephone or by Skype.