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Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Group photo of the 2023 PhD cohort

2023 CSCI Postgraduate Student Cohort


The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute offers a unique environment for high-level research training in stem cell biology and medicine. The University of Cambridge is exceptional in the depth and diversity of its research in this field, and has a dynamic and interactive research community, ranked amongst the foremost in the world. All first year Postgraduate students in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute have the opportunity to undertake our stem cell biology discussion course, which enables students to take advantage of the strength and breadth of stem cell research available in Cambridge, plus the added benefits that the unique culture of College life and membership of the University of Cambridge provide.

Information for prospective students joining the School of Clinical Medicine can be found at

Current Postgraduate Opportunities at the CSCI

For prospective Postgraduate students looking to study with us, we offer the following opportunities:

Funded Programmes

Fully funded 4 year (MRes + PhD) Wellcome studentship Programme (starting Oct 2024)


Kay Kendall Scholarships in Leukaemia Research & Lymphoma Scholarship (starting Oct 2024)

The Department of Haematology is offering four PhD scholarships focussed on haematological malignancies beginning in October 2024 funded by the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund and a generous private donation.


Self-Funded Postgraduate Study:


A full list of postgraduate courses offered at The University of Cambridge can be found here.


For details on funding opporunities other than our funded Programmes listed above, please visit the Postgraduate Admissions funding webpages and Funding FAQs.


Postgraduate Open Day

The Postgraduate Open Day takes place each Oct/Nov.

To book a place at our next event in October 2024, please visit

Self-funded Students

If you have your own funding to pay for your studies, or you have a preferred supervisor in mind, please contact potential supervisors directly. A full list of research groups at the Stem Cell Institute (including contact details) can be found here.

General postgraduate enquiries 

For general enquiries, please contact our postgraduate administrator:

Data Protection

Details on how we use any personal information you provide to us as a potential student can be found here.  

Virtual Tour for students

Prospective students can take a Virtual Tour around the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) here.

Virtual tour