Eligibility and how to apply

Eligibility
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?
There will be a single round of applications each year.  The deadline for the October 2018 entry is Sunday 26 November 2017 and you can apply now via the application form.  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 wellcome-aamr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or  wellcome-aamr@nottingham.ac.uk

Stipends and tuition fees

The Wellcome Trust reviews stipends on an annual basis and for students who started in October 2017, 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.