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How To Apply

For the 2018-19 academic year, this course will be renamed as the MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.

Formal application for admission for the M.Phil degree must be made through the University's central Graduate Admissions Office using an online application form. Please note that there is an application fee. Full details of the application process may be found here.

All supporting material, transcripts, academic references and degree certificates, must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office by no later than the deadlines published. A list of the documents required may be found here.

Please note that your application will not be activated by the Graduate Admissions Office until supporting documentation has been received. All supporting documents must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office within two weeks of submitting the application. Online applications will be withdrawn and may not be reinstated if supporting material is not received by the relevant closing date. It is therefore very important to have all your supporting material, including references, transcripts and research proposal, ready to submit before you apply.

The deadline for applications for this course is 30 June (we reserve the rights to close the admission process earlier should we have full list of candidates), but earlier application is strongly recommended. The deadlines for receipt of complete applications from students wishing to be considered for the funding competitions are much earlier.

Uploading supporting documents

Please submit all supporting documents in PDF format. Scanned material and .doc/.docx documents should be converted into PDF before uploading them with your application. Applicants are asked NOT to upload scanned documents as JPEGs.

A complete application will consist of the following:
  • Completed online application form
  • Two academic references to be uploaded by the referees
  • Undergraduate and (where applicable) postgraduate transcripts and degree certificates: originals and certified translations to be uploaded by the applicant
  • A good IELTS or TOEFL score is also required where an English language qualification is necessary.

We strongly recommend obtaining a tracking number and include your application number if posting documents to the University's Graduate Admissions Office.

Funding competitions for the academic year commencing 1 October 2018

A number of studentships will be available to exceptional UK and eligible EU applicants. Decisions on these studentships will be taken after admissions decisions have been made. Please apply for admission in the usual way. Eligible students will automatically be considered for these studentships.

For admission and scholarship consideration in October 2018 (applications will open in September 2017; deadline is 12 noon UK time):

EU and international students

11 October 2017 date by which US applicants wishing to be considered for Gates funding must submit complete applications to the University's Graduate Admissions Office

6 December 2017 date by which other international (other than US) and EU applicants wishing to be considered by the Gates and other Cambridge Trust funding competitions must submit applications to the University's Graduate Admissions Office. The Trusts usually allow two weeks to upload all other supporting material. Please check the list of deadlines for graduate and scholarship applications and requirements carefully.

UK and EU students

4 January 2018 date by which UK and eligible EU students wishing to be considered for funding must submit complete applications for admission in October 2018 to the University's Graduate Admissions Office.

Postgraduate Loans for postgraduate degrees for UK residents will be available. Please see the UK Government's web page for further details at https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study

Self-funding students who do not wish to be considered for support from the Cambridge Trusts have until 30 June 2017 (we reserve the rights to close the admission process earlier should we have full list of candidates) to submit their complete applications. Applications received after this date will not be considered.