How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 PhD programme are now closed.

The call for 2022 entry will open in October 2021.  

More information can be found on the 'PhD students' page on the Crick website.  

Applications for the 2021 programmes open until Thursday 12 November 2020.   

The Crick's PhD programme was designed together with the founder institutes and partner universities to present an excellent opportunity for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to embark on their career in biomedical research.

The PhD programme will run over four years and is designed to attract the brightest scientific minds from around the world. Benefits of this unique student experience include:

  • Carrying out research with world-class scientists in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary research institute that positively encourages creativity;
  • Registering with Imperial College London - a world-class university (ranked 8th in the world in the 2021 QS rankings) with extensive experience in research training;
  • Learning from and being inspired by leading researchers at the Crick's labs and at the College
  • Access to the vast range of expertise, technology platforms and state-of-the-art facilities, both within the Crick's labs and at Imperial.

Students who join the Crick PhD Programme will be based primarily in the Crick's state-of-the-art building in St Pancras. Many of the projects available span multiple disciplines and a number of the projects offer the opportunity to undertake multi-disciplinary collaborative research at both the Crick and the College.

Further information is available on the Crick website