Funding

Students on the programme receive a generous funding package as follows:

4-year PhD (UK students)

  • Postgraduate research fee waiver at standard College of Life Sciences UK rates for all four years of the PhD
  • Wellcome Trust stipend for all four years of the PhD
  • Research grant for training, research and travel costs
  • A generous transition fund, focused on preparing students for their subsequent careers 

4-year PhD (LMIC students)

  • Postgraduate research fee waiver at standard College of Life Sciences overseas rates for all four years of the PhD
  • Wellcome Trust stipend for all four years of the PhD
  • Research grant for training, research and travel costs
  • A generous transition fund, focused on preparing students for their subsequent careers

1-year MSc plus 4-year PhD

  • Postgraduate taught fee waiver for year 1
  • Postgraduate research fee waiver at standard College of Life Sciences UK rates for years 2-5 (PhD years)
  • Wellcome Trust stipend for years 2-5 (PhD years)
  • Research grant for training, research and travel costs
  • A generous transition fund, focused on preparing students for their subsequent careers

Funding terms explained

Stipend

A monthly payment, much like a salary to be used to support students throughout their studies e.g. for living costs and bills and general outgoings.

Stipend rates for the programme are:

  • Year 1: £19,919
  • Year 2: £21,542
  • Year 3: £23,298
  • Year 4: £23,997

Fee waiver

This means that no tuition fee costs are chargeable to the student throughout the four years of the PhD.

The fee waiver rates depend on the avenue of entry to the programme.

Research grant

Funding available to students on the programme to cover relevant training, research and travel costs that are directly related to the studentship, project or placement.

Transition fund

Funding available to students directly after the PhD, designed to help students to transition from the PhD into their desired career, e.g. to fund a student driven choice of employment placement after the submission of their PhD.