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The Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School is a programme for entrepreneurs that wish to start or grow their own high-impact business. Applicants must have demonstrated prior entrepreneurial activities, not simply aspire to become an entrepreneur.

Admission is limited and competitive, to ensure we bring together a truly stimulating and knowledgeable group of people providing diverse inspiration and insight alongside our networks of entrepreneurs and experts.

Before you begin your application please make sure you read the information below, then proceed to the application process.

Our requirements: overview

Undergraduate achievement

Have obtained at least a good UK Bachelors (Hons) Degree with a 2.1 or equivalent standard from an overseas institution.


A good GMAT or GRE score is required if you have lower grades, along with a demonstration of exceptional success in other ways.

English proficiency

English as your native language
IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element
CAE grade A or B, with at least 193 in each individual element plus a Language Centre assessment
CPE grade A, B or C, with at least 200 in each individual element

Detailed requirements

Undergraduate achievement

Candidates are expected to have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised university. We are looking for the equivalent of a first class or good upper-second class honours in a British university or equivalent.

Applicants who have not achieved the minimum requirement at undergraduate level, could be considered if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification or good master’s degree.

If you have not previously studied in the UK, it is important that you check if the qualifications you hold are considered suitable preparation for entry onto our programme.

Check the suitability of your qualifications on the University’s website

English proficiency

Applicants to the programme need to be fluent in English.

If English is not your native language, you will be required to submit evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirement before you are admitted. Whether or not you have to take a language test will depend on a number of conditions, please see details on the Competence in English Postgraduate Admissions webpage.

If English is not your native language, you must pass one of the following proficiency tests:

  • an IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element. The separate components must have been taken at the same time and in the past two years
  • a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element
  • a CAE grade of A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • or a CPE grade of A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

GMAT or GRE test

Your application will be considered if you have lower grades, but only if you can demonstrate that you have been exceptionally successful in other ways. In such cases, you will also need to provide a good score on the GMAT or GRE exams, with above 50% in each element.

Our GMAT institution code is WF1-T3-81. Our GRE code is 7020.

Visa information

As visa information changes frequently, you are advised to read the full information on the University’s International Student webpages.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct immigration permission to study at the University of Cambridge. Upon arrival at Cambridge Judge Business School, all students will be asked to provide their current passport and evidence of their immigration status.

College information

Every student of the Master of Studies in Entrepreneurship will be assigned membership to one of the Colleges of the University of Cambridge.

You can state a preference for your choice of College on the application form. Your preference will be taken into account but is not guaranteed.

You may choose from the following Colleges:

  • King’s College
  • Homerton College
  • Wolfson College
  • Christ’s College
  • Lucy Cavendish College
  • Hughes Hall
  • St Edmund’s College