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Eligibility and how to apply


The programme is open to UK and European Union (HEU) students with an undergraduate degree (at least an upper second) or masters (with a merit/distinction) in a relevant STEM discipline, including Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacy or Structural Biology and with an interest in molecular and cellular bacteriology, antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial resistance, Bioinformatics, Drug Discovery, Mathematical Biology or smart materials.

How many places are available?

10 PhD scholarships are available each year. The first cohort started in October 2016 and there will be further intakes of 10 studentships each year until October 2019.

When should I apply?

The deadline for the October 2018 entry has now passed.  If you would like to receive updates related to the programme and to be notified when we are open for applications for future intakes please complete our Expression of Interest form.

Overseas applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from students outside the European Union. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email or

Stipends and tuition fees

The Wellcome Trust reviews stipends on an annual basis and for students starting in October 2017, the stipend (income tax free) will be at least £19,919 per annum. More information on stipends.

Tuition fees are paid by the Wellcome Trust or host University as the Home (HEU) student rate in support of this 4-year PhD Programme. Currently the programme is only open to HEU students.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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