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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

For those who are eligible, the studentships provide an annual stipend for 3.5 years, full fees and research costs. The duration of the studentship allows for a funded period of write-up prior to thesis submission.

Our students are also able to apply for additional funding from the "Skills and Partnership Training Fund" (SPTF) to support skills and partnership training throughout the duration of the programme.

Residence requirements

Eligibility for the studentships is subject to strict MRC nationality and residence criteria, summarised below. Visit the Prospective Students page on the Cambridge MRC DTP Programme website for full details.

UK National and UK Residents – Full funding is available, for university fees and a stipend.

Other European Economic Area (EEA) Applicants – Partial funding is available, covering university fees only. Therefore, please tick the request for additional funding consideration in your application via the Applicant Portal. See: Funding

Non-EEA Applicants – Unfortunately you are not eligible for MRC funding. You are welcome to apply for these projects, but you will need to request additional funding consideration in your application via the Applicant Portal. See: Financing Your Studies

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £8,337
Maintenance £14,130
Total Annual Commitment £22,467

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Dec. 7, 2018
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018