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Graduate School of Life Sciences

An inspiring educational experience in a unique environment

Studying at Cambridge


Funding opportunities

There are over 100 funding opportunities available within the Graduate School of Life Sciences, some are listed below. Please also visit the department and partner institute websites for additional opportunities.

Funding Sources

Closing dates

University of Cambridge Studentship funding On going

MRC Doctoral Training Programme 

1 December 2016

BBSRC 4-year PhD Programme in Biosciences

1 December 2016

Cardiovascular Research

3 December 2016

Institute of Metabolic Science

1 January 2017

Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

2 January 2017
Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP 4 January 2017

Stem Cell Biology and Medicine

5 January 2017
Developmental Biology 6 January 2017
Physical Biology of Stem Cells  6 February 2017

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.