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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

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Before you apply

  1. Familiarise yourself with the postgraduate admissions process at the University of Cambridge. The Postgraduate Admissions Office have put together a very useful guide to give you an overview.
  2. Read our admissions and course pages available here in detail and make particular note of funding you may be eligible for.
  3. Read our entry in the course directory.

Note: The Sensor CDT offers an integrated MRes+PhD programme and is unable to offer the MRes or PhD separately.

Submitting your application

Please submit your application to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications through the online Postgraduate Admissions System. Help with the applicant system can be found here.

Before we can consider you for an interview we require a complete application, including

  • academic references
  • academic transcripts
  • your cv

to be submitted online.

Please read our guidance when filling out the online application and to ensure your application is tailored to our expectations.

Please email us at  once you have submitted your application so we can track its progress. 

Application fee waiver

The application fee is waived for applicants from low-income households or applications who have asylum-seeker or refugee status. You will need to start your application and submit an additional form before 30 November 2020. How to apply for the fee waiver is explained here. The fee is also waived for applicants from certain countries.

Language requirements, finances, funding eligibility and deadlines

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

  • language requirements
  • finances
  • application deadlines

Application support

Are you the first in your family to do a PhD? Are you from an under-represented group or do you have a disability? Do you need information about PhDs in general? Do you just need someone to ask some questions to?

If you need help with the application process, please get in touch with Karen Scrivener (CDT Co-ordinator, applications [at], and she will provide support. Karen is not on the recruitment panel. She will treat your questions confidentially and asking questions will have no effect on your application.

Application deadline

The application deadline to be considered for funding and entry in October 2021 is 7 January 2021.

Early submission is strongly recommended. The vast majority of interviews take place in January and February after which the course is usually full.