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We have compiled some frequently asked questions from the Open Day and email queries. If you have a question, please check these pages and the Postgraduate Admissions Office help centre as it might have already been answered. If you cannot find the answer, please contact us on admissions [at]

Important dates

We accept applications all year round but can only enter candidates for University Scholarships if they apply by the appropriate deadline in early December. If you apply outside of the deadlines, you should contact potential supervisors to see if they are willing to consider applications and you may need to secure your own funding. For more information and important dates check PhD and MPhil prospectus. Exact dates vary year on year so please click the links below to find out more.

  • 4th September | University of Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions Applicant Portal opens
  • 11th October | US Gates Funding Deadline (12:00 GMT)
  • 26th October 2023 The Chemistry PG Open Day will be virtual.
  • 5th December 2023 | Application deadline for all those seeking funding from the University or Department of Chemistry.  
  • 16th May 2024 | Final deadline for Michaelmas 2024 applications - please note that any application after 5th December will not be eligible to be put forward for the funding competition

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