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FAQs

What is the duration of the programme?
The Business Doctorate is a full-time, four-year programme that requires you to be resident in Cambridge for 24 weeks in your first year, and for at least four weeks per year for the subsequent three years of the programme.

When does the programme start?
The programme starts at the beginning of October.

Can I work part-time while I am enrolled on the programme?
Yes, the BusD programme is designed for part-time work. However, you will have to be in Cambridge during the three terms of the first year of the programme (24 weeks in total) and for at least four weeks every year in the subsequent three years.

Can I visit Cambridge Judge Business School/talk to faculty or someone from Admissions in person?
Yes, visits can be arranged and are in fact encouraged after your application has been received and evaluated.

When can I apply for the 2017/18 programme?
Applications for 2017/18 entry will be open from 15 September 2016. You may apply when the appropriate application forms are available on the Graduate Admissions website.

What's the deadline for applications?
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2017.

What are the requirements for entry into the programme?
Visit the Applying section for detailed requirements for entry to the BusD.

Is there an application fee?
There is an application charge of £50 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. For further details please visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Do you require a GRE/GMAT score as part of the application process?
No.

Do you require a full research proposal for admission?
Yes; visit the Applying section for further details.

Can I send my application materials directly to Cambridge Judge Business School?
No; visit the applying section for full details of how to apply.

When will I hear if my application has been successful?
The admissions committee will meet once a term and will review all full applications received at the time of the meeting. Candidates will be informed within a week of the meeting whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Do I have to come to Cambridge for an interview?
Yes; interviews will be conducted face-to-face, although video-conferencing is a possibility as well.

Do I have to take an English language proficiency test?
If your first language is not English you should take a language proficiency test to show you have the necessary command of the language to get the most out of the programme. You do not need to take the test before you apply, but, if you are made an offer and have not already met the University's English language requirements, one of the conditions of admission will be that you pass a test at the correct level. You must have achieved the minimum requirements no more than two years before the start of your programme. Find out more about our minimum English language proficiency requirements

Do I need a visa to study at Cambridge?
Please consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements. The following websites provide information on whether you will require a visa to study in the UK. These sites include information on how to obtain a visa, and the paperwork you are required to submit. Also included is the location of your nearest British Embassy or Consulate:

  • UK Visas & Immigration is the website of the Home Office department that administers visas.
  • UKCISA is a website designed especially for overseas students who wish to study in the UK.

What is the cost of the Business Doctorate programme?
Please visit the Student Registry website for details of the fees for the current academic year.

Are the fees different for overseas students?
No - please visit the Student Registry website for details.

What scholarships do you offer?
There are no scholarships available for the BusD programme.