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Postgraduate Admissions

Funding Opportunities

The NIH OxCam Programme funds a full four-year PhD, including University fees (whilst resident in Cambridge), 4 years of stipend/maintenance, travel budget and insurance. The fund supports six terms of research in Cambridge and six terms of research at the NIH.

The Gates Trust offers joint funding with the NIH OxCam Programme for the full four-year PhD, providing  University fees whilst the student is in Cambridge, with the NIH providing four years of stipend, and a travel budget and insurance throughout the duration of the PhD. Wherever possible, eligible applicants for Gates funding are expected to apply to Gates in a timely manner. Applications must be received by the published Gates Trust  funding deadlines and will be  reviewed within established processes.

Cambridge Trust awards are also available to successful candidates and are awarded through the School of Clinical Medicine.

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 £9,387
Maintenance £16,528
Total Annual Commitment £25,915

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

Course Funding Deadline
Dec. 1, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.