Departmental Prize Studentship Competition
The Department offers generous four-year studentships which cover full fees, pay a tax-free, enhanced, stipend of ~£17,285 pa, and provide £5,300 pa for research and travel costs.
The studentships are funded through various sources including the UK Medical Research Council, Oxford EPA Graduate Scholarships, the Clarendon Fund, and Oxford Colleges.
Successful applicants can start in their supervisor's laboratory immediately and so have a full four years to work on their main research project.
Individuals of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
All applications will need to be made ONLINE.
Applications for entry in October 2021 must be submitted before 12 noon, 8th January 2021. Applicants must be available for interview from 25-27 January 2021. Interviews will be held remotely.
Applicants can obtain a fee waiver if they apply to certain other linked Oxford programmes.
Applicants may select up to two supervisors/projects from the list below. We advise students to make two choices if possible. Please put both projects/names in the appropriate text box on the application form. It is not necessary to make contact with a supervisor before submitting an application, although you may do so if you wish.
The documents you will be asked to submit with your application include:
- A personal statement of up to 500 words, including an explanation of your choices of project(s)/supervisor(s)
- CV (including your final school year results - A level or equivalent)
- Contact details of three academic referees
- Transcripts detailing your university-level qualifications and marks to date
- A research proposal is not required
The details required for completing the applications include: Course name DPhil in Molecular Cell Biology in Health and Disease; Course Code RD_PA2; Mode of Study Full time; Department Pathology
Minimum academic standard required
See 'Entry requirements' here
Proficiency in English
If English is not your first language you will be required to supply test certificates stating that your proficiency in English achieves a minimum score. Full details of the test certificates accepted and the score level required can be found in the Application Guide. This Department requires the standard level score.
You do not need to have met this requirement in order to submit an application, but you will be required to meet it before you can be accepted.
Candidates for whom English is not their first language but who are fluent in English, can request a waiver from this requirement at the time of application. Waivers may be granted if the candidate has been educated at an English-medium University for at least three years and shows clear evidence of fluency in submitted written work and at interview.