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How to apply

How to apply

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For all MPhil and the PhD courses

At the University of Cambridge applications for graduate study are processed centrally by the Graduate Admissions Office. The application form and supporting documents are submitted electronically via their website and the online self-service system, though academic decisions on applications are made by the Faculty.To submit an application please go to the How to apply page of the Graduate Admissions Office website.

For MSt in Real Estate course

MSt applications are processed centrally by the MSt Admissions Office. To submit an application please download the MSt Application Guide

Applicants are advised that the Department will not formally consider an application for any of the courses it offers until an application form and full set of supporting documents is received via the online system. 

Closing dates


Both your application and all supporting documents must be received by the stipulated closing date for the course to which you are applying.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants are advised apply well in advance of the deadline to ensure supporting documents (including references) are received on time.

The closing date for applications to all Land Economy courses can be found the course directory.

 Please note that courses may become full before the advertised closing date.  If this should occur courses will be closed early.  Applications received up to the date on which the course was closed will be considered, but no further applications will be accepted.

If you wish to be considered for funding, it is imperative that you apply by the relevant funding deadline, which in many cases will be earlier than the closing date for the course. 

More information on Finance Overview and Funding

Selection process


There are numerous offices involved in processing and managing your application to study at Cambridge. A detailed process map of how the selection process works and how your application will be considered is available here.

Notification of outcome


Applications for our Masters courses (MPhil and MSt) are reviewed in batches throughout the applications cycle.  However, the Department is subject to restrictions on the number of offers it can make for these courses and whilst in some cases a decision on an application will be made following the first review, in a large number of cases an application will be held for re-consideration at a later stage.  This may mean that a decision on your application is not taken until after the closing date for applications to the course.

The Department will not communicate its decision on your application to you directly. Once a decision has been taken the result will appear on your CamSiS Self-Service page. 

More information on CamSiS Self-Service

Conditional offers

If your application is successful and you are made a conditional offer you will be able to access the details of your offer and what you need to do in order to confirm your place via your Self-Service page.  We strongly advise students who are made an offer to regularly check their Self-Service account.  If you do receive an offer, you are advised to meet the conditions made as soon as possible.  This is particularly important if you require a visa to study in the UK.



For more information about Department's requirements, please check  our FAQ section.

For questions about the admissions process, from considering applying to when your application will be decided or how to apply for funding, please visit the Graduate Admissions Website.

If you have questions about immigration or visa issues please contact the International Student Team.

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