4 year DPhil Departmental Prize Studentship Competition 2015

Information for applicants seeking admission in October 2015 is available below.  The closing date for applications will be 9th January 2015 (deadline 12 noon UK time). Up to 8 Departmental Studentships are available for DPhil (PhD) research students which provide 4 years of funding. Studentships cover University and College fees, a stipend of at least £15,863 pa, and up to £5,300 pa for research costs and travel. Funding for the 4th year will be contingent on satisfactory performance and progress in the project and satisfactory progress in writing the thesis.

The competition is open to applicants from all countries.

The studentships are funded by the  MRC, EP Abraham Research Fund, the Clarendon Fund and Oxford Colleges.

In contrast to many other 4 year PhD studentships, successful applicants can start in their supervisor's laboratory immediately and so have a full four years to work on their main research project. This increases their productivity and enhances their career prospects. 

Please first consult the list of available SUPERVISORS and their PROJECTS. Applicants can select up to 2 supervisors from those advertised, and should list these on the application form.

Candidates should submit an ONLINE application by 12 noon UK time on the application deadline 9th January 2015.  

When completing the online application form please take note of the following:

  • Select the course DPhil in Pathology (programme code 002060)
  • In the Course section under Proposed field and title of research project put ‘Departmental Studentship Competition’. 

  • In the Course section under Proposed supervisor name list the names of your choice of two supervisors from the list.
  • In the Course section under College we recommend Lincoln, St Edmund's Hall, or Brasenose.  Please do not submit an open college application.  Contact us if you require advice.
  • In the Qualifications section, please let us have your GRE score if you have one.
  • In the Funding section under Departmental Studentship Applications please tick the box and use the 'advertised reference code' path15
  • In the Funding section please do NOT tick the box at the bottom of the page that prevents us from changing your College for funding reasons. 
  • In the Supporting materials section a CV or Resume should be uploaded which includes your final year school results (A-level, baccalaureate or equivalent) and full details of your research experience.
  • In the Supporting materials section for the  Statement of purpose/Research Proposal a brief personal statement (up to 500 words) should be uploaded. A research proposal is not required. It is not necessary to submit any other written work.
  • You will need to ensure, in good time, that your referees are willing and able to write a reference for you. Please inform referees that they must send references no later than the application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that your references are submitted on time.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 28th-30th Jan 2015. Applicants need to be available on these dates.

Full information is provided on our webpages (see lefthand menu).  If you have any further queries please contact graduate.studies@path.ox.ac.uk