Admissions and funding
"... supported by the Wellcome Trust, which provides a generous stipend (currently starting at approximately £19K per year) and UK/EU student registration fees for five students per year."
Applications are invited for the Programme for 2014 entry. Closing date for online applications: Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 5pm.
We take a maximum of five students per year onto the programme, which begins at the end of September. Competition for entry to the programme is fierce, and we are looking for candidates who demonstrate academic excellence and high motivation for research. Candidates must have, or expect to attain, at least an upper second class degree, or its equivalent. We select candidates for interview based on:
- the application form;
- a CV;
- recommendation letters;
- a summary (maximum 1000 words) describing why you wish to take a four year PhD and outlining any previous research related experience;
- any other information you consider relevant to your application.
Select How to apply for further details. Interviews are carried out by members of the WT Management Team, which currently comprises:
The Programme is supported by the Wellcome Trust, which provides a generous stipend ((currently starting at approximately £20K per year) and UK/EU student tuition fees for five students per year. Funds are also provided to cover research costs and the cost of attendance at scientific meetings. These studentships are available to students from all nationalities, however students from outside the EU are required to pay the difference in the H/EU and Overseas fee level, currently around £12,600 per year. We are able to offer exceptional international candidates financial support towards the cost of the additional tuition fees, therefore making a full award to cover all fees and stipend. These awards will be made on a case-by-case to our most outstanding international applicants, at the discretion of the Management Board.