Online application form

We are now accepting applications from home candidates for PhD studentships in all Agriculture and Food Security and Biotechnology only starting in October 2021.

We are not currently accepting applications for our Biosciences for Health theme. 

Please note that we cannot accept applications from international candidates at this stage as all international awards for this programme have been made.

Please complete the following form. On submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your answers. The form cannot be saved and compulsory fields are indicated with a red asterisk. We recommend that you draft and save answers for the longer questions in Word prior to copying and pasting into the form.

The deadline for application to the DTP is noon on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021.

Please contact to report any technical difficulties.

  • 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
  • Research Area
  • Please select which overarching research area you are interested in being considered for
  • Please select your research interests
  • Application 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.
  • I confirm that I meet the criteria for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for black and black mixed candidates.
  • Upload section
    Please upload your application form, CV and transcript. 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.
  • 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