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 We welcome applications from students who:

  • Hold (or expect to be awarded) a relevant degree at the highest level.
  • Have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree (If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find your country's equivalent).
  • Have a passion for scientific research.


Financial Support

Wellcome Studentship 

Wellcome provide 4 years of funding for:

  • University & College Fees at the Home rate*
  • A generous stipend
  • Funding for research consumables
  • Funding for skills training
  • A contribution towards travel/conference attendance.

*Funding does not include 'Overseas fees' for International students. The Cambridge Trust can supplement funding for successful international candidates to cover the difference between 'Home' and international fees. To apply for this, tick the relevant funding box in your studentship application.


International Students

We welcome applications from both UK and International candidates.

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

  • 'Home' rate
  • 'Overseas' rate

Please check your fees status here.

International students should tick the box in the online postgraduate application form (by the relevant deadline), to apply for a Cambridge Trust Scholarship to cover the difference between the 'Home' and 'Overseas' rate. If you intend to apply for a funding award to cover your oversees fee, please check the application deadline for each scheme - some of them have deadlines that fall earlier than the studentship application deadline. 

Please note that these funding awards are very competitive, with many more applicants than awards available. You should not therefore rely upon success in these competitions and should investigate other sources of funding (outside of Cambridge) too. The Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is not involved in any way in the decision process for any of these funding awards. 


Language Requirement

International students may be required to complete a language test before being made a formal offer, further details can be found here.