Online application form

Recruitment is now closed for September 2023 start

We will be launching recruitment for September 2024 later in the year, in November 2023. This first round of recruitment will be open to both Home and International students. If you would like to be notified when recruitment opens, please send a message to the DTP Team who will add you to our mailing list. 

      Here are is the list of projects available for 2023 so that you can see the range available.  
Project Booklet 2023

      Please note that all home fees applicants to the programme will be asked to complete an additional widening participation data collection form via email following submission of their application - we would be grateful for your participation in this optional exercise.


  • Name of applicant and contact details
  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Correspondence Address
  • Residency Status
  • Qualifications
    Please supply details of Higher Education Institutions attended with full dates
  • Experience
    Please include any relevant experience or achievements not mentioned elsewhere in the application in this section.
  • DTP or CASE Programme
    Please confirm you would like to be considered for the CASE or the standard DTP programme or both.
  • DTP Programmes
  • Application Questions
    All candidates should answer the following questions. We recommend that you draft your answers to these questions in Word and copy and paste them into the relevant boxes. Please adhere to the word limits as any text over the word limit will be disgarded. Our applications are anonymous, so please do not reveal your name, gender, age or previous institutions of study in your answers to these questions.
  • Please select which overarching research area you are interested in being considered for
  • Please select your research interests
  • I confirm that I meet the criteria for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Black and Black mixed candidates.
  • CASE Programme
    Please only answer these questions if you would like to be considered for the CASE Programme. You may indicate up to three projects of interest. The order you select the project in will not be seen as an order of preference.
  • Upload section
    Please upload your transcript(s). Please ensure you upload a transcript for each of your degree level qualifications. We do not require a degree certificate. Applications submitted without the required documents or with incorrect paperwork will not be considered. If the combined file size is too large (over 4MB) then we will not receive it.
  • References
    Please provide us with two sets of referee details. The DTP will contact them to request references if you are shortlisted for the programme.
  • Name
  • Name
  • Additional Questions
  • Equal Opportunities
    All details here are for anonymous reporting to BBSRC on diversity data. Applicants to the University of Nottingham are considered solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, ethnic or national origin, age (subject to the university regulations on minimum age), disability, religion, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant distinction.
  • Gender
  • Please select if you wish to disclose this disability so we can make any necessary arrangement for you.
  • Have you ever been in care?
  • Have one or more of your parents participated in Higher Education?
  • Have you ever been in receipt of free school meals?
  • Do you have caring responsibilities?

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946