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How to apply

Standard studentships:

We are currently accepting applications for standard studentships and the closing date is 15 April.

Please submit an application form and also complete a monitoring form. Interviews will be held on 9 May.

iCASE studentships:

We are no longer accepting new applications for iCASE studentships. We will shortly contact iCASE candidates who have been shortlisted and interviews will be held on 11 and 13 April.

Eligibility Information

Academic Requirements

  • Those who have, or are expected to gain a strong 1st or an upper 2nd undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications) in Physical Sciences (e.g. Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) or Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science) are eligible to apply.
  • Maths 'A' level or equivalent training is essential due to the level of quantitative biology undertaken on the course.


Full award

To be eligible for a full award an applicant must have:

  • been ordinarily resident in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long they can stay,


  • been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship grant,


  • not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education).

Fees-only award

Applicants from EU countries other than the UK are generally eligible for a Medical Research Council fees-only award. To be eligible for a fees-only award an applicant must be ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU, in the same way as UK residents must be ordinarily resident in the UK. The University can offer eligible EU nationals additional funding to cover living and research costs.

    Further information

    If you have any queries regarding your eligibility then please contact us on

    mrcdtp at warwick dot ac dot uk

    More information about funding for MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research students.

    Student view

    Second year MRC DTP student Lina tells us about her experiences of the course.