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Studentships for October 2024 entry

Apply to an Institute of Chemical Biology studentship for October 2024 entry.

Studentships for October 2024 entry

Who should apply?

Chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering graduates who wish to learn how to apply their physical sciences skills to biological problems. Students from biological or medicinal backgrounds are usually not eligible. If in doubt, please contact us.

The entry requirement is a degree in the physical sciences with a minimum 2.1 or above (or equivalent).

How is the studentship structured?

Our advertised studentship projects are a 1-year MRes + 3-year PhD and are fully-funded, covering all tuition fees and paying an annual bursary (stipend) for both the MRes Chemical Biology and Bio-Entrepreneurship and the PhD, subject to the candidate successfully passing the MRes.

Studentship funding

Successful applicants will be awarded a fully funded studentship. This includes:

  • Annual National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, currently £19,237 + £2000 London allowance for 2024/25
  • Annual Tuition fees
  • A Research Training Support Grant for laboratory consumable costs of £3,500 per year
  • Funding to attend conferences
  • Transferable skills training

The stipend increases annually in line with the GDP deflator, and is secured for each studentship for 4 years (1 year MRes + 3 year PhD).  

Fee status eligibility

Both 'Home' and 'Overseas' fee status candidates are eligible to apply to our programme. However, we have only a very limited number of international student scholarships available which are awarded on merit, on a first-come-first-served basis. This allocation is highly competitive, and we encourage applications.

Overseas/international students are also welcome to self-fund and join our cohorts or apply with scholarships. In this instance, students will need to design their PhD research project with their supervisors. Some scholarship examples are:

  • Imperial President’s PhD scholarship
  • Imperial College China Scholarship Council
  • International scholarship collaborations

UK eligibility

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

Date of last review: 7 May 2024

Date of last update: 7 May 2024