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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.
  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 

There is no application fee being charged to apply for our MRes + PhD Course (full details)

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 deadline

Funding Deadlines (

For US citizens applying for US Gates Trust Funding, your application deadline is 12 October 2022, 23:59 (UK London)

To be considered for our UKRI EPSRC funded studentship, you must submit your application by 05 January 2023, 23:59 (UK London)

The final date for applications is 16 May 2023, 23:59 (UK London). However early submission (by January 05) is highly recommended.
There are a limited number of places on our course and these are usually filled by applicants interviewed in January/February.

Application deadlines for Industry co-sponsored projects are advertised separately, here.


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 Yuqi Zang (Course Coordinator, ) and they will provide support. They will treat your questions confidentially, and this will have no effect on your application.

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