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How to apply

The University of Cambridge is offering up to 30 four-year BBSRC-funded studentships starting in October 2017. UK and EEA students are invited to apply for the Programme by visiting the University's online Applicant Portal. Please note that each online application will incur a fee of £50.

Please visit the link above for full instructions and a link to the Applicant Portal. Please choose 'BBSRC DTP PhD in Biological Sciences' (course code: BLBB22) on the application form. Please indicate which BBSRC research theme you would like to apply to - you can apply for more than one theme; however, you must choose at least one. Students are not normally allowed to change theme, so we encourage you to read about each theme and the research conducted by academics in each theme before choosing.

Before completing the application, please read the following points:

Are you eligible to apply for admission?

Competition for admission to the University of Cambridge graduate programme is intense. Like all departments in the Graduate School of Life Sciences, we require our graduate entrants to have:

  1. at least a 2.1 in an Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent standard from an EU or Overseas University (e.g. CGPA 3.5/4.0) in a relevant subject
  2. two outstanding references from senior University staff at your most recent University
  3. fluency in the English language - recent IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing, and 6.5 in reading. For further information on the University's English language requirements click here.

For more details of the University's academic requirements see the University's Graduate Prospectus.

The deadline for online applications is Thursday 1 December 2016, with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted within seven days (Thursday 8 December 2016). Interviews will be held the w/c 23 January 2017.

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