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Eligibility and entry requirements

Entry into this exciting new programme is competitive and will take account of qualifications, aspirations and experience. Successful applicants are likely to have an engineering background with some specialisation in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; students from related fields will also be considered. Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas university. See here for International Qualifications.

Students must partake in the MRes year even if they have a Master’s qualification already.

The MRes is specially designed for the Future Propulsion and Power CDT and is an integral part of the course.

English Language requirements

To find out if you need to take a language test as part of your application, please see the Graduate Admissions site here.

Details of language tests accepted by the University of Cambridge can be found here.

Studentship and Funding

The majority of successful applicants must be eligible for EPSRC funding but a number of places are also available to those who fall outside this category.  EPSRC funding currently offers stipends of £15,009 - £18,500 p.a plus fees for the duration of the 4 year programme.

The EPSRC funded opportunites are for eligible UK and EU students. Eligibility is based on residency. Normally, a student must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship to be eligible for full funding. Although most CDT students must be UK residents, we also have a limited number of opportunities for other students, so please do consider applying even if you do not meet all of the EPSRC eligibility criteria.

Further information concerning eligibility for EPSRC funding information can be found here.

Scholarship funding

The University of Cambridge also offers a number of scholarships to EU, Overseas and UK applicants, details of which can be found here.

For Cambridge Trust scholarship, please see here.

For Gates Cambridge scholarship, please see here.

All scholarships require that you apply to the University of Cambridge via the normal online application form. Please note the application deadlines if you are applying for the following scholarships and check which one applies to you:

Category Scholarship Deadline
US citizens living in the USA only Gates USA 9th October 2019
All other eligible applicants Gates International 3rd December 2019
UK/EU/International Cambridge Trust 3rd December 2019

You can also search for further funding opportunities here.

How to Apply

Applications for this programme should be made on the standard graduate admissions form to the University of Cambridge, stating course code EGEGR8 (EPSRC CDT MRes + PhD Future Propulsion and Power).

The MRes in Future Propulsion and Power is only available as part of the CDT in Future Propulsion and Power. On successful completion of the MRes, students will begin the PhD phase of the CDT.

In the Research Proposal section of the form, please state an order or preference for the university at which you would like to study for the PhD phase of the CDT. You do not have to put a supervisor for the PhD phase on your application.

For further information on applications to or projects at Oxford and Loughborough, please see:

Loughborough UTC Website

Oxford CDT Website

Once you have submitted your application please email Sara Horsfield so that we can keep track of your application.

Application deadline

Places are limited so we recommend applying as soon as possible. The application deadline for October 2020 entry is 30th June 2020.



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