Four year PhD Studentship Programmes

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The Wellcome Trust's Four-year PhD Studentship Programmes are a flagship scheme aimed at supporting the most promising students to undertake in depth postgraduate training.

Who can apply?

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first- or upper-second class honours degree or equivalent.

How to apply

Students are recruited annually by the individual Programmes for uptake in October each year.

Recruitment begins in the preceding December.

What does the scheme provide?

  • Four-year stipend
  • PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate
  • Contribution towards laboratory rotation expenses in the first year
  • Research expenses for years two to four
  • Contribution towards travel
  • Contribution towards transferable-skills training.


    Applicants should direct all general enquiries to the individual Programmes.

    Please email any policy enquiries to 4yrphd[at]

    More details regarding the application details can be found at; Four year PhD Studentship Programmes

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