The content on this page is for individuals interested in undertaking a PhD and those already undertaking a Crick PhD.

For clinicians interested in the Doctoral Clinical Fellowship scheme, please visit the relevant Clinical section of this site.

For academics interested in hosting a student, submitting a project proposal and/or undertaking supervision duties, please visit the Supervision section of this site.

For new students

PhD programme

When: The second call for 2023 entry to the Crick’s PhD programme is open until Wednesday 22 March 2023.

Who: The Crick’s PhD programme is open to high-quality students who meet the eligibility criteria which can be viewed on the Crick’s website.

Apply: Eligible applicants should apply direct through the Crick’s website.

More information: We look for talented and motivated graduates with backgrounds in biological or biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics or computer science to join the Crick PhD programme. Successful applicants are offered a place on the Crick PhD programme and a PhD studentship that covers:

  • £25,000 tax-free student stipend (living allowance) per year for four years
  • Tuition fees
  • If applicable, reimbursement of the student visa application fee and immigration health surcharge

You can view the 2023-entry projects that are being advertised on the Crick website and also read an overview of the Crick PhD programme, plus hear from current students, on the Crick website.

For existing students

PhD student symposium

When: Monday 10 July 2023 

Who: All PhD students with Crick-related projects are eligible to attend this event.

Apply: To submit an abstract or to register to attend, please search on CrickNet for PhD Student Symposium.

More information: This is a student-organised event with the aims of bringing together the Crick-related PhD students who are spread across the partnership universities (Imperial College London, UCL and King’s College London). Please check back here again for updates.

PhD coffee mornings

When: Join other Crick-related PhD students at the Crick’s ground floor coffee shop for a social get-together at 10.00–11.30 on the following Wednesdays:

  • 12 April 2023
  • 10 May 2023
  • 7 June 2023
  • 5 July 2023