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 no longer being accepted for entry in 2013.
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 £19K 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, the awards only cover UK/EU fees and living expenses. International applicants are eligible to apply and would be entitled to receive the UK/EU level fees plus stipend, but need to arrange funding to cover the remaining proportion of the fees each year (approximately £12,000 per year).