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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, including

  • academic references,
  • academic transcripts
  • your cv

to be submitted online. References and transcripts should be submitted within seven days of the submission of your application form.

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

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

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.

The application deadline for the first round is 6 December 2017.

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