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How to apply

Before you apply

If you would like to get some informal information about the course, funding or the application process before you apply please contact the Sensor CDT Programme Manager at .

Submitting your application

Please submit your application for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications through the online Graduate Admissions System at Cambridge University.

Before we can consider you for an interview we require a complete application form (GRADSAF), including

  • academic references,
  • academic transcripts

to be submitted online. You and your referees normally have two weeks between submitting your online application and uploading references and transcripts.

Please follow our application instructions when filling out the forms and to ensure your application to the Sensor CDT is handled efficiently.

You must contact us at and email a separate CV (max 2 pages) to inform us when you have submitted your application.

Language requirements, finances, funding eligibility and deadlines

Further information about applying for graduate courses at Cambridge University can be found on the Graduate Admissions website which includes details about

  • language requirements,
  • finances,
  • application deadlines.

Non-UK citizens should pay particular attention to the eligibility criteria for receiving a CDT studentship.

Application deadlines

Early submission is strongly recommended as we operate a continuous application process. Interview rounds are expected to take place in early January, mid March and late June, subject to places being available. 

Non-UK applicants should bear in mind the application deadlines for scholarships in Cambridge.

We are currently recruiting for specific industry projects. Please check the relevant advertisement for the application deadline.

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