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.
Four-year PhD Studentships in Science
This scheme offers graduates outstanding training in scientific research.
Scheme at a glance
Eligibility and suitability
Who can apply
You can apply for a studentship on one of Wellcome's four-year programmes if you're a graduate or student who has, or expects to obtain, a degree (or equivalent for EU and overseas candidates) in a relevant subject.
Candidates with other relevant qualifications or research experience may also be eligible.
For more information about eligibility, contact the individual programmes listed in the 'How to apply' section on this page.
Who can't apply
You can't apply to carry out activities that involve the transfer of grant funds into mainland China.
What we offer
A Four-year PhD Studentship in Science includes support for:
If you're based outside London:
- Year 1: £19,919
- Year 2: £21,542
- Year 3: £23,298
- Year 4: £23,997
If you're based in London:
- Year 1: £22,278
- Year 2: £24,093
- Year 3: £26,057
- Year 4: £26,839
Nationals of the UK and Republic of Ireland are eligible to pay home fees.
Nationals of all other high-income countries will need to pay international fees. From 1 January 2021, this also includes EU and EEA nationals.
We recommend that you check with the relevant programme to see what fees you will need to pay.
The studentship may be held on a part-time basis.
How to apply
To apply for a Four-year PhD Studentship in Science, contact one of the programmes below. Please don't apply to Wellcome.
Health Data Research UK
King's College London
Queen Mary University of London
University College London
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
- Hosts, Pathogens and Global Health
- Integrative Cell Mechanisms (iCM)
- One Health Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society
- Translational Neuroscience 2 (TN2)
University of Glasgow
University of Leicester
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
- Cellular Structural Biology
- Chemistry in Cells – New Technologies to Probe Complex Biology and Medicine
- Genomic Medicine and Statistics
University of Sheffield
Individual PhD programmes recruit students annually.
- Autumn each year
- October each year
If you have a question about your application, contact the relevant university PhD programme.