Eligibility: Wellcome Trust Funded PhD Studentships
There are important differences in residency requirements and stipend
for the studentships available. Applicants should take special note of the eligibility requirements below.
All applicants will be required to satisfy standard UCL academic and English language entry criteria, including minimum upper-second class (2.1) honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.
These studentships are highly sought after and competition for places is high; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.
Overseas applicants may apply but should note that they are eligible only to receive the maintenance stipend and tuition fees paid at the home/EU rate.
Such applicants will therefore need to fund the difference in fees between the home/EU rate and the overseas rate (a difference of £16,400 per annum for the academic year 2016/17).
Wellcome Trust studentship award details
Successful applicants will receive a generous 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD studentship including:
- A tax-free maintenance stipend of £22,278 per annum (2017/18 rate)
- Tuition fees paid in full at the home/EU rate
- Funding for experimental costs for the duration of the programme
- Funding for travel costs e.g. to conferences.