Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

How to apply to the DTP

Female postgraduate working on a pc

Before applying:


Please complete the online application form 

This can be found on the left side tab. This form has space for you to upload your application form (available to download below), CV and transcript. 

Please direct your referees to this page 

Referees will need to complete the reference form available to download below and then upload this online at the referee online submission page, this can be found on the left side tab.

Know your funding

Funding is available for four years from late September 2019. A full award covers fees plus an annual stipend. This is set by the Research Councils and is £14,777 for the 2018/19 academic year. 2019/20 stipend payments will be confirmed at a later date.

Please note that scholarships will be awarded on the following basis:
Eligibility for full funding (fees and stipend) is restricted to Home and eligible EU students.

There are a limited number of places available covering both fees and stipend for EU Nationals who have not previously been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.

International students are NOT eligible to apply.

Download application documents

Application form

Step by step guide on how to apply (pdf)

Reference form

Guidance for referees (pdf)

English Language Requirements (pdf)

Eligibility criteria (pdf)

Applications for PhD Studentships starting in October 2019 are now open.

Please click here to apply

Please note that we will begin recruiting for iCASE studentships in December 2018.



Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946