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Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP

Graduate Research Opportunities

Studying at Cambridge

 

How to Apply

From 2014 onwards the University of Cambridge will offer more than fifteen 3.5 year NERC-funded PhD studentships in Earth Systems Science each year, to start the following October.

How to apply:

1) Take a look at the projects on offer and make contact with the lead supervisor for those that particularly interest you, as our prospective supervisors can often provide useful advice and information about the project. We are also happy to devise a project with you if you have research interests that we share; again you should get in touch with your prospective supervisor before applying.

2) Before completing the application, please read the following points:

Are you eligible to apply for admission?

Competition for admission to the University of Cambridge graduate programme is intense. We require our graduate entrants to have:

  1. at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent standard from an EU or Overseas University (e.g. CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject (but see funding information).
  2. two outstanding academic references, please see the graduate prospectus pages below for more details
  3. fluency in the English language - full information on the University's requirements can viewed here.

For more details of the University's academic requirements see the University's Graduate Admissions pages.

3) Once you are ready to apply please go to the University's Applicant Portal.

Before you start your application, please note the following:

Research section: When prompted to add 'Research Title' please add the project code and title. For Research Supervisor, add the name of the Lead Supervisor.

Finance section: If you wish to be considered for DTP funding, please select 'no' when asked 'Do you have, or have you applied for, any funding for this course?'

Funding application: Please select 'yes' when asked 'Do you wish to be considered for funding, including merit based scholarships?'. Then add 'Cambridge ESS NERC DTP' in the text box.

4) Timeline:

A) The deadline / closing date for applications is Wednesday 4th January 2017.

 B) All supporting documentation (e.g. references) must be uploaded within 7 days of submitting your application. The latest date is therefore 11 January 2017. (You are advised not to submit your application until all your supporting documents are available. You may start/save your application and return to it as often as you wish as long as you submit your application prior to the application deadline).

C) It is anticipated that shortlisted candidates will be called for interview in Cambridge, which will take place between 20th and 24th February 2017.

D) Offers will be communicated starting in late February with decisions to be made by 15th March 2017.