Applications for 2020 have now closed.
Cambridge MRC DTP (PhD) Studentships – (the following details are for information only, applications will open on 16th October 2020).
Academic requirements: At least a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent in a related topic.
English language requirements: The University requires a high level of proficiency in English. For details, click here http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-students/competence-english/will-i-have-language-requirement
Eligibility for the studentships is subject to MRC nationality and residence criteria.
Please note, the information detailed below is based on government and UKRI guidance as of 28th July 2020, and may be revised in light of any subsequent announcements. Please check the UKRI, and MRC websites for up to date information.
UK (Home status) students
To be eligible for a full award, a student must have:
- settled status in the UK, meaning they have no restrictions on how long they can stay, and
- been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
International (non-UK) students
The Medical Research Council restricts the use of funding to support international candidates, and therefore we will not be accepting applications from international students for this call.
Applications must be made on the University’s Applicant Portal. Click here for a link to the Graduate Admissions webpages (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/how-do-i-apply).
Please search in the Course Directory for “MRC DTP” PhD studentships, selecting course code MDSM22 as the programme of study. https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/cvcmpdmsc
You can select one research theme and two projects from that theme – please add these to the ‘Research title’ field in order of preference quoting the project ID. In the ‘Research summary’ field provide a brief synopsis of why you have chosen your project/s. Please provide the name of the Primary Supervisor for your first choice project in the ‘Research Supervisor’ field. Please note that these selections are for guidance only, most students will make their final project selections after they have received an offer of a place.
Additionally, students can also arrange their own research projects, seeking a suitable PI. These requests will be considered at the time of application, and should be made through the MRC DTP Administrator in the first instance to check for suitability of project and to seek departmental authorisation.
Please note that as well as applying via a Research Council funding programme you are recommended to also apply simultaneously for a place direct with the relevant Department on a second application (also selecting ‘yes’ to the funding question on the ‘How to apply for Funding’ page). By doing so you will automatically be considered for a place and funding via the Department should you not be awarded a Research Council funded place. You should also be seeking and applying for alternative and additional funding opportunities.
You need to upload the following documents with your application:
- Transcripts or degree certificates
- English language score report forms (if English is not your first language)
Note: The two referees you list on the application form will be contacted automatically for their references, so please ensure you provide their correct email addresses.
Further details on entry requirements can be found here:https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/entry-requirements
For general enquiries, please email email@example.com
Please note this page was updated on 27/07/20, in conjunction with the current information from Cambridge University Admissions Office.