Department of Engineering

Admissions Advice

Admissions Advice

Closing Dates

The closing date for applications for all courses starting in October is 30 June.

Deadlines for funding applications are much earlier:

Funding Body

Closing date for applications

Gates Cambridge Trust

3 December (US applicants 15 October)

Cambridge International Scholarship
Scheme (CISS)

3 December

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and
Cambridge Overseas Trust

3 December

Cambridge Home and European
Scholarship Scheme (CHESS)

10 January 2014

Research Council - EPSRC


Please visit the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions website for further details.

Academic Requirements

You are normally expected to hold at least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university.

Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English are required to pass an English test at a high level prior to their admission being confirmed. The University believes that it is in the student's interest that his or her language skills are at a very high level before he or she embarks on a course and adherence to this requirement is strict. Students must be able to communicate in English at a level and in an idiom suitable to the subject.

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the University's preferred test. Details can be obtained from local British Council Offices.

Test Score Requirement

Overall band score of 7.0, with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading