Pre Application Screening

We are currently accepting pre-applications for 2024 entry.

Application process
Step 1: Pre-application screening form (enter your details below)
              Deadline 03 May 2024

Step 2: Interview
Step 3: Full application to university direct:
              Cambridge deadline 16 May 2024 - apply
              UCL deadline 28 Jun 2024 - apply

For further details on the application process, visit: Apply to become a student.

Step 1: Pre-application screening

Prospective students should complete a pre-application screening form before submitting a full application to either institution. This is not a formal application and there is no pre-application fee. 

Pre-applications are reviewed by a panel of CEPS CDT Directors from both UCL and University of Cambridge to assess your suitability before you are invited to make a full application. 

You may express a preference for either UCL or University of Cambridge at pre-application stage.

Step 2: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. 

Step 3: 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 here

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.

How we process your personal data and what your rights are

Complete the Equality and Diversity monitoring form

To help us monitor our performance in meeting our equality and diversity goals, please complete this short anonymous form.

Complete the form here: Equality & Diversity monitoring form


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.

Your data

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.