Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Programme – iCASE PhD Studentships

Office of the School of Clinical Medicine

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 29th Oct 2021
  • Funding amount: Funding Available
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: RA28763
  • Closes: 02nd December 2021
  • Hours: Full Time

We are offering 5 fully funded MRC Industry Partner (iCASE) PhD studentships commencing in October 2022.

Details of the available projects can be found here:

The studentships will provide an annual stipend of £18,000 for 4 years, University fees and research costs. In addition to excellent research facilities, students will have access to a wide variety of training and researcher development activities, many of which are offered through the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences and the wider University, and the opportunity to apply for an additional 3 month funded external placement.


Academic requirements: At least a 2:1 Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent in a related topic.If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

English language requirements: The University requires a high level of proficiency in English. For details, click here

Residence Eligibility: UK students will be eligible for a full studentship, covering the costs of Home fees.

International students (EU and non-EU) are eligible for all Research Council-funded postgraduate studentships, and the Cambridge MRC DTP will be able to offer a limited number of studentships to international students, with funding to cover both fees and a stipend to support living costs. These international studentship awards will be subject to eligibility, and also the availability of complementary funding (to provide the differential to the international fee rate).

Further information on how your fee status is determined can be found here:

How to apply:

  • For information on available projects, follow the instructions on the Cambridge MRC DTP website
  • Applications must be made via the University online application portal. Click here for full details and instructions,
  • The course name is Doctoral Training Programme in Medical Research and MRC iCASE Programme.

As well as applying via a Research Council funding programme you are strongly recommended to also apply simultaneously for a place direct with the relevant Department 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. Please note that for a single application fee you can apply simultaneously for up to three eligible courses within the Postgraduate School of Life Sciences (

For general enquiries, please email the MRC DTP Graduate Administrator –

The closing date for applications is 2nd December 2021.

Interviews: online interviews will take place in the week commencing 24th January 2022.

Please quote reference RA28763 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The MRC DTP and University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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