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Postgraduate Study

Course closed:

Clinical Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

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 application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, 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.

There is usually a single round of admissions each year.  Application will be open from September to November 2023, with fellowships needing to be taken up within the calendar year 2024.

All fellowships are fully-funded so there is no need to apply for additional funding to be considered for this PhD programme.  Visit the programme website for more details.

Selection Process

All applications are considered as part of a gathered field and will be considered together after the closing date. Applicants will be shortlisted and invited to come for interview in January 2024.  If you have not heard from us by 31 March, you should assume your application was unsuccessful.

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 (7500 characters)

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

Information on supervisors can be found on the programme website.

Our supervisor list is not absolute and applicants are free to apply with a proposed supervisor based at the Universities of Cambridge or East Anglia or at the Wellcome Sanger Institute who is not already in the current supervisor pool.

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

Study Mode : Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Faculty of Clinical Medicine This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Nov. 2, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

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