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Cavendish Astrophysics


There are four steps you must take if you wish to apply for graduate
study in the Cavendish Astrophysics Group in the Department of

1. Consideration of the research areas/topics on offer to establish
if they are likely to be of interest to you.  

Each year the group defines a number of research areas/topics suitable
for PhD and MPhil projects, some technical, some observational and
some theoretical, in the various areas of research we cover. These
are available on our Available areas/topics page.

2. The submission of a formal online application to the Board of
Graduate Studies for admission as a graduate student in Physics
at the University of Cambridge.
Details of how to make the formal application can be found at the
Board of Graduate Studies 'How Do I Apply' page.  If you are applying
for admission in the academic year 2022-2023 your application should arrive by 2
December 2021 (for EU and Overseas applicants, and those wishing to
apply for funding from University Trusts) or by 6 January 2022 (for UK
applicants and those not wishing to apply for funding from
University Trusts).  If you need any assistance completing the
form, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at the Department of
Physics at .

(Note that the course code for a PhD in the Cavendish Astrophysics
Group in the Department of Physics is different from the code
associated with a PhD at the Institute of Astronomy. If you mistakenly
apply to the IoA there may be a significant delay in your application
being forwarded to us.)
3. Submission of the Cavendish Astrophysics Group's online Admissions

To provide us with extra information about your areas of research
interest within the group we ask you to complete and submit our online
Admissions Form
.  We will acknowledge receipt of the
Admissions Form with a return email.

If you wish to update the information you have provided at anytime
during the admissions process, please email us at:

4. Interview, usually by Skype/Zoom/Teams (for selected candidates).

Candidates will be contacted by interested supervisors to discuss
projects available. This will usually take the form of a Skype/Zoom/Teams

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