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International Students

Useful information for international students who are considering studying at Cambridge can be found at

If you need a visa to study in the UK, you will find all the information you need on the Graduate Admissions website.  The process of applying for a visa and entry clearance can take a long time; you must therefore submit your applications for admission to the University well enough in advance of the starting date of your course to allow for any such delays.

You will need funding to cover the whole period of your course, for tuition fees (the 'University Composition Fee'), College Fees and living (maintenance) costs. The minimum amounts required are set out in the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus (opens in new tab/window). NB the tuition fees for all graduate degrees in Life Sciences are currently charged at the Science rate, even if you wish to study in the School of Clinical Medicine).

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences


We are the largest centre for research and professionial training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a unique experience to a community of around 2000 postgraduate students spread across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.