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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Programme is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

The NIH OxCam programme funds a full four-year PhD, including University and College 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 two years of stipend and University and College fees whilst the student is in Cambridge and the NIH providing two 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 will need to be received within the normal funding deadlines and 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 £8,844
Maintenance £14,830
Total Annual Commitment £23,674

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
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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