I recently interviewed for a PhD at Cambridge after contacting a supervisor directly about a position in their group. After the interview I was given a conditional offer (on the condition that the university also accept my application), and now I have to apply formally via the online portal. The project already has 4 years of funding secured and the supervisor and I will work together to write the research proposal.
Is this next online portal step just a formality, or could I still be turned down after receiving the conditional offer? What things will they be looking for in the application that might cause an issue? My pervious undergrad qualifications are not the strongest which concerns me, but I am currently averaging around 80% on a Masters course.
Has anyone else been through this process before?