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Funding eligibility

Whether you are eligible for funding and the level of funding you might receive depends on a number of factors. Below you find a brief overview.

UK and EU students who have been resident in the UK for the past three years

Full EPSRC funding (fees + stipend) is available for UK and EU students who have been resident in the UK for the past three years. You can find out if you qualify for full funding from the Cambridge University and EPSRC websites.

Other UK and EU students

A limited number of places with partial EPSRC funding (fees only) for other UK and EU students is available. Fees only UK and EU students should apply for additional funding through the Graduate Funding Competition on their online application form.  Please observe the relevant funding deadlines.

Overseas and non-EU applicants, including EEA and Switzerland

Overseas and non-EU applicants are generally not eligible to receive funding directly from the Sensor CDT, but are encouraged to apply if they are able to secure their own funding to cover fees and living expenses. You may wish to consider applying for competitive scholarships offered by the University and external sources. Please observe the relevant funding deadlines.

Funding application deadlines for October 2018 entry

Please note the following application deadlines if you would like to be considered for funding administered by Cambridge University:

Gates Scholarship for US citizens - 11 October 2017
Gates Scholarship for non-US citizens - 4 January 2018
Graduate Funding Competition
- 4 January 2018

Other deadlines might differ, please visit Student Funding.

The funding deadlines are independent from the application rounds of the Sensor CDT.

Course fees

Further information on fees for this programme is available.

Upcoming events

Sensor CDT PhD Showcase

Oct 19, 2017

Murray Edwards College

Sensors Day 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Robinson College

Upcoming events

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Applications for October 2018 entry are open

Sep 20, 2017

We are accepting applications for October 2018 entry. Application deadline 6 December 2017.

Sensor CDT away day

Jun 27, 2017

Students from all three Sensor CDT cohorts traveled to Marston Vale to meet up with the MAS CDT for a joint away day aiming to solve research problems together.

Biomaker Challenge - deadline extended to 21 July

Jun 07, 2017

A four-month challenge to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology

Sensor Team Challenge 2017 has started

May 14, 2017

By combining their scientific and managerial skills, the third cohort of Sensor CDT students will develop low-cost and open-source cell-free molecular diagnostics for biological and chemical sensor applications.

Winner of CDT Twitter photo competition

May 08, 2017

Second prize in the #CDTinnovation category goes to Oliver Vanderpoorten

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