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Cell-level quantification of the protein PIN1 in an early flower. Image by Image credit: Henrik Åhl, Jönsson Group.

Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships

If you are intending to apply for scholarship funding, please be aware that you may need to submit your application up to one year in advance of when you wish to commence study.


Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme

Applications to join the programme in 2023 are now open

SLCU is part of the BBSRC DTP Programme, which provides additional funding and training opportunities for a full-time PhD degree. The training opportunities are across the scientific areas encompassed by the BBSRC strategic research themes: Understanding the rules of life; Transformative technologies; Bioscience for sustainable argiculture and food; Bioscience for renewable resources and clean growth; and Bioscience for an integrated understanding of health.

Deadline: Thursday, 1st December 2022. Applications must be complete and include both references by this deadline.

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How to apply

General enquiries:


University of Cambridge central funding

Applications for funding open in September and deadlines are at the beginning of December for the start of the course in the following October. USA students applying for Gates Cambridge Scholarships have a shorter time to apply within and must have applied by October for study that commences in October the following year.

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    • US Round - US nationals living in the USA should apply by Wednesday 12 October 2022 [APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED].
    • International Round - all other nationalities should apply by the funding deadline for their course (either 1 December 2022 or 5 January 2023).

Scholarships and Studentships for postgraduate research include:


Department Funding

In addition to the University's Postgraduate Funding, more funding is available directly from the University’s colleges and departments.