Four-year PhD Studentships in Science

This scheme offers graduates outstanding training in scientific research.

We're changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy

Current science PhD programmes will continue to recruit PhD researchers up to 2024.

Scheme at a glance 

Lead applicant career stage:
Administering organisation location:
Strategic programme:
Biomedical science research, Population health research
Funding amount:

Studentship stipend, fees and other costs

Funding duration:

4 years

Not accepted

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Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Key dates 

Individual PhD programmes recruit students annually.

  1. Recruitment

    Autumn each year
  2. Programmes start

    October each year

More information 


If you have a question about your application, contact the relevant university PhD programme. 

Other schemes 

Wellcome’s PhD Programmes for Health Professionals offer health professionals outstanding research training in supportive and inclusive research environments. Fellowships supported through these programmes aim to create knowledge, build research capability and train a diverse group of future leaders in clinical academia, within a positive research culture.