Applications and the Practicalities

Your application must include the following supporting documents: an academic transcript, or similar document indicating your academic performance at your university; two academic references written by faculty at your home university who are familiar with your work; and two essays written during your course of study that have been graded by your instructors. Ideally you should submit essays which have the lecturers’ comments and grade written on the essays but this may be difficult if an essay has been marked and then the comments given electronically. Therefore if an essay does not have a lecturer’s annotation and a grade shown on it a copy of the lecturer’s comments and grade must be submitted with the essay.

You must fill in the Application Form and return it, together with the supporting documents, to the International Programmes Department, Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF, United Kingdom. The Application Form will be available on this page by 1 January 2016.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis and, given the intense competition for places, you should apply early. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2016. We aim to communicate our decision within three weeks of receiving a complete application.

If you are offered a place on the programme you will be required to pay a non-refundable first instalment of the housing fee within one month of being accepted to secure your place. If you expect to receive financial aid you should contact the International Programmes Office Manager to discuss your situation.

You are strongly advised to take out appropriate insurance before your arrival in the UK. The duration of the insurance policy should provide adequate cover for the outward and return journeys and the duration of the stay, and cover for any expenses incurred as a result of illness or medical care required, lost or stolen property, late arrival or early departure or cancellation due to unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances.