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Eligibility, Funding & Overseas Students

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We welcome applications from students who: 


Students who either are UK nationals or have established UK residency are eligible for the award of a full MRC studentship. Students from the EU are entitled to receive a fees only award. If you are an EU student and would like more information about eligibility and funding, please get in touch with the Graduate Administrator: , or telephone (0)1223 44 760288.


Financial Support

 The  Medical Research Council provides 4 years of funding for: 

  • University Fees at the Home/EU rate*;
  • A stipend at the standard RCUK rate (Note this is augmented from other sources to bring this in line with Wellcome Trust stipend rates) of £19,918;
  • Funding for research consumables;
  • A contribution towards personal development training;
  • A contribution towards travel/conference attendance.

*Funding does not include overseas fees.


International Students

Please first check that you are eligible to apply, at, and that you have read the information in the white box under 'Eligibility', above. 

Fees: International Students

At the University there are two tiers of fees in place: 

  1. 'Home' rate:  Applicable to students from EU countries (plus one or two others)
  2. 'Overseas' rate: International students who don't qualify for the 'Home' rate

To find out which you qualify as and to view the current fees, please visit 

*The MRC only provides fees for this studentship at the 'Home' rate. Successful Overseas/EU applicants are required to obtain their own funding to cover the 'Overseas' component of the Fees (candidates will be asked at interview stage, how you will cover these additional fees). 

Language Test

International students may be required to complete a language test, further details of which can be found at Language Requirements.