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This note codifies existing College policy.  Prospective postgraduate students should apply to the University in the first instance, through the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Office, with the exception of those applying for certain other courses including the PGCE, MBA, and MB BChir [1]. Once an applicant has been accepted by the University, their application will be circulated to the Colleges in the order of preference expressed in the application.

Trinity will normally offer acceptance for, or continuation of, postgraduate study in the College to members of the College, whether current or former undergraduates, or postgraduate students [2].  In certain cases, e.g. if the College considers it to be in the best interests of the College, the student or other students in the College, that the student study elsewhere, the College will pass on the application using the intercollegiate mechanisms for allocating College places.

The College will not normally admit Trinity graduates for the MBA or other vocational courses. If a former student is offered membership at Trinity for a course which is vocational in nature they will not be eligible for funding from an Internal Graduate Studentship. However, former students offered membership at another College for the MBA may still enjoy MA rights and can attend up to three BA Society dinners per term.

Postgraduate study in the College will only be offered to those who receive an official offer of admission from the Postgraduate Admissions Office, and will only be confirmed once all terms and conditions of the offer have been met.

[1] Applications for some courses are made directly to the appropriate Faculty, Department or Institute

[2] Those who are currently, or have previously been, registered as a postgraduate student at Cambridge on a PhD, MPhil, MRes, MSt, MASt, LLM, MCL, MMus, MEd, Postgraduate Diploma or a Certificate in Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III Maths).

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