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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Medicine is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

For those who are eligible, the studentships provide an annual stipend for 3.5 years, full fees and research costs. The duration of the studentship allows for a funded period of write-up prior to thesis submission.

Our students are also able to apply for additional funding from the "Skills and Partnership Training Fund" (SPTF) to support skills and partnership training throughout the duration of the programme.

Residence requirements

Eligibility for the studentships is subject to strict MRC nationality and residence criteria. Visit the Prospective Students page on the Cambridge MRC DTP Programme website for full details.

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 £8,844
Maintenance £14,830
Total Annual Commitment £23,674

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Oct. 16, 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.

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.