The Cambridge Masters in Entrepreneurship application process

The application deadline for the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship for the September 2023 intake is 31 May 2023.

Applications will only be considered if they are complete and contain all elements, including references and transcripts.

There is a non-refundable application fee of £50.

Applications for the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship are submitted within the University of Cambridge Application Portal.

If you have never applied to the University of Cambridge before, you must first set up an Application Portal account by clicking the register link on the right-hand side of the Applicant Portal page.

Access the University of Cambridge Application Portal

To find out what happens once your application has been submitted, please visit what happens next.

Supporting documents for your MSt Ent application

The following documents must be submitted as part of your application:

Application form submitted online, including entrepreneurial assessment essay questions

The MSt Application Guide will help you through the application process.

Your application will include answers to several short questions concerning your entrepreneurial goals and objectives, and the efforts you have taken to advance any entrepreneurial projects prior to the programme.

Professional and academic references

You will need to provide the details of two referees who should be senior people acquainted with your work and who are able to comment on your academic and professional suitability to undertake the course.

Ideally, one reference should be academic and one professional. If this is not possible, two professional references may be accepted.

You will be asked to provide email addresses for your referees so that they can submit their reference via the online referencing system, so it is important for you to ensure that your referee is able to provide a reference for you before you submit your application form.

You should try to advise your referees to include the following information:

  • How long they have known you and in what capacity.
  • Their opinion of your experience, achievements, professional interests, and the capabilities which you will bring to the programme.
  • Whether they believe you have the academic and analytic skills to successfully study at master’s level.
  • Whether they believe you will fit well on a masters-level programme.
  • Whether they consider you have the enthusiasm, commitment and determination necessary to complete the programme successfully.

If your referees are unable to use the online referencing system, or do not have an email address, please contact the ICE Admissions office for further assistance.


A transcript is a list of all the courses you have taken during a programme of study, with the result you obtained, and with the credit value if applicable.

If you are currently studying, please provide a transcript listing the courses taken during your programme of study, with the results or grades obtained for each.

If you have previously completed degree-level study, please provide a transcript or degree certificate for each degree-level programme you have studied, showing the date the degree was awarded and the final class or grade obtained.

The transcript should be uploaded via the Applicant Portal. Please note that we may also ask you to send the originals via post if we make you an offer of admission and supplying these may be a condition of your offer.

If your documents are not in English, you must also upload a full translation of each document, prepared by a registered translator.