Application process
Step 1: Pre-application screening form - submit by 11 March 2022
Step 2: Interview
Step 3: Full application to university direct:
              UCL by 31 March 2022 - apply
              Cambridge by 16 May 2022 - apply

For further details on the application process and who we are looking for see: Apply to become a student.

Step 1: Pre-application screening

You should submit a pre-application screening form as stage 1 of your application. This is not a formal application to either institution, but it enables us to assess your suitability before making a full application*. Pre-applications are assessed by a panel of CEPS CDT Directors from both UCL and Cambridge, on an ongoing basis between November and March.

You may express a preference for either UCL or University of Cambridge at this stage.

Step 2 and 3

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. Successful interviewees are invited to make a full application* to either UCL or University of Cambridge. Full applications are processed by the respective university.

*Application fees may apply.

Submit a pre-application screening form

Tip: It is advisable to prepare and save your pre-application separately before completing the online form. The online form cannot be saved and you may lose data if you experience technical difficulties.

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Equality and Diversity monitoring form

Complete the form here:

The CEPS CDT has a commitment to ensuring that students are recruited on the basis of merit, regardless of ethnic origin, sex or disability, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality (within current legislation), marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, age, or beliefs on matters such as religion and politics.

To help us monitor our performance in meeting these aims, please complete this short form.

The information collected is used for equality and diversity monitoring only. It is not used in connection with individual applications and not visible to staff members during applicant screening, interviews or making offers.