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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

For further information visit the Babraham Institute website, see the Postgraduate Programme pages for details of how to apply.

This course is part of a scheme within the Graduate School of Life Sciences which enables three applications to be made with payment of a single £70 application fee. A list of other eligible courses and further information can be found here.

Selection Process

Selected students are invited to our recruitment day.

Available PhD projects at the Babraham Institute are advertised in early October each year with a closing date for applications in early-December. All applications must be submitted through the University postgraduate application portal. Shortlisted candidates are invited to attend our BI open day. Candidates visit two different laboratories for interviews and discussions, as well as having an independent postgraduate programme interview and a tour of Institute facilities. Successful candidates are informed within two weeks of the open day.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Statement of Interest (M)
  • Research Proposal (O)
  • Proposed Supervisor (O)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.


How to Find a Supervisor

Group Leaders at the Babraham Institute can be contacted informally at any time about potential PhD opportunities and specifically contacted about any advertised projects. Detailed information about the research interests of Babraham Group Leaders can be found on our website

Please include details of the two BI projects and supervisors you wish to be considered for in your Statement of Interests and Reasons for Applying sections.

 

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Babraham Research Institute

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Dec. 3, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Easter 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2022
Course Starts
April 17, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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