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Applications can be made online or by paper application. Both methods of application are handled by the central University.

Please visit the University of Cambridge's Graduate Admissions website to:

All the instructions on how to complete the application are included during the online application process or are present at the top of the paper form.

It's worth taking the time to read the instructions carefully as any mistakes in your application may make it invalid and delay the application process.

Funding deadlines

For those candidates who wish to be considered for Cambridge funding (from the Gates Cambridge Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust, and the Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme) the application deadline is 6 December, or 11 October if you are a US citizen applying for Gates funding.

Research interests

When you fill out the application form, please state your preferred specialisation and research interests under research title and summary.

Required supporting documents

In addition to the standard University of Cambridge graduate application documents, we ask you to also send the following in support of your application:

  • A separate letter in your application in which you explain the level of mathematics or statistics training you have received.

We assume that your referees will be able to comment on your quantitative abilities.

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Closing dates

Deadline for applications: 28 Jun 2019
However we recommend you apply before December.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 11 October for Gates US applicants, 5 December for applicants from all other countries.


There are a number of scholarships available to MPhil in SMO students, ranging from University of Cambridge and College scholarships to corporate research funding.

Find out more about scholarships