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Who can apply

Applicants must be students:

  • who are currently registered at a higher education institution in the UK other than Cambridge
  • who will have completed at least their second year of undergraduate studies and at most their masters or equivalent in a mathematical subject when the internship begins in summer 2024
  • who are on track for a First or a 2:1 in your undergraduate degree (as evidenced by your referee)
  • who have an interest in undertaking a research postgraduate degree (MPhil or PhD)
  • who have not had significant prior research experience


Widening participation

The aim of the programme is to encourage and facilitate participation in postgraduate studies in the field of Mathematics by talented students. Applicants will be assessed competitively on the basis of both academic achievement and academic potential within the context of your education to date, as well as an indication that you could thrive in the intense teaching and learning environment of postgraduate study at Cambridge. Evaluation of your application will therefore include consideration of all your responses on the application form.

Using positive action under the Equality Act 2010, priority will then be given to those who are from groups that are currently underrepresented in postgraduate study in Mathematics and / or who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage (as evidenced by transcript or referee’s testimony).

The University will monitor the impact of any positive action taken and intends to use positive action only where appropriate.