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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

As part of the core support from Wellcome, the Sanger Institute normally has funding available for 12 students each year on our PhD programme. These studentships cover the cost of the University Composition Fee (regardless of nationality) and provide a generous tax-free stipend for the student. Students are funded for up to four years. Further information can be found on the PhD Programme page on our website.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Wellcome Sanger Institute

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 2, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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