We welcome applicants from across the physical sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Materials, and Engineering for our MRes+PhD programme. Please read more about the course structure and information on funding before applying.

Applications for 2023 entry will be accepted from 15 September 2022 onwards. Additional information on deadlines and funding is found elsewhere on this website

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their written applications, taking into account qualifications, aspirations and experience. Final selection is done via an interview process which focusses on candidates’ independent thinking and approach in the physical sciences, in addition to their knowledge, aspirations, and experience.

Please note that we do not offer the MRes or PhD components as standalone programmes.

For questions relating to the formal application procedure and other general admissions queries, please contact the Physics Graduate Admissions team: admissions@phy.cam.ac.uk

For questions not answered on our website, please contact nanodtc.admissions@nanodtc.cam.ac.uk.


Eligibility requirements

Applicants should expect to have a first class degree and at least 4 years of training (e.g. a 4 year degree or a 3 year degree plus 1 year of relevant work experience) in a relevant subject before they start the programme in Oct 2023, along with some research experience as part of their degree courses or otherwise.

International applicants should refer to this link to find out the equivalent of a first class degree in their country/institution before applying.

Steps for applying

1. Please make sure you read the graduate prospectus entry for the NanoDTC and the application notes carefully before completing your application.

2. Complete the online application and upload your CV and transcript. 

3. Ensure that your references are submitted by your referees on time. You can check and update details of your referees via the self-service admissions system.

2023 Admissions Deadline Countdown

The first and second round deadlines for Oct 2022 entry are now past. Applications for Oct 2023 will open in September.