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 microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, computer science, materials science, mathematics or pharmacy 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?
Applications for 2019 intake are now closed.
Applications for 2020 intake will open late 2019.
We are currently unable to accept applications from students outside the European Union.
Stipends and tuition fees
The Wellcome Trust reviews stipends on an annual basis and for students who started in October 2018, the stipend (income tax free) was £19,919 per annum. More information on stipends.
Tuition fees are paid by the Wellcome Trust or host University at the Home (HEU) student rate in support of this 4-year PhD Programme. Currently the programme is only open to HEU students.