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How to apply

Information about how to apply to the joint PhD programme in Integrated One Health Solutions. Deadline for applications 28 November 2019.


Studentships will be awarded competitively and are open to candidates from any country in the world.

All applicants should hold at least an upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, e.g. immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, biology or fields related to the specific project.

English language proficiency

All non-UK candidates whose first language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English Language before they are able to matriculate at the University of Edinburgh.

English language requirements

Please note that it is only necessary to provide evidence of English language proficiency when you are offered a place on the Programme in order to meet University of Edinburgh matriculation requirements - it is not required at the time of application.


The successful applicants will be awarded a 4 year studentship, which includes their stipend and tuition fees, regardless of country of citizenship.

Funding also covers contributions towards travel, up to 12 months living expenses at the second centre and research costs for their PhD project.

Closing date

All applications must be susbmitte dby 5 pm on Thursday 28 November 2019.


Applicants should submit the following documents by email to the CIR postgraduate office .

  1. Personal statement about their research interests and their reasons for applying
  2. CV
  3. Ranking choice of top 3 projects

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Applicants should arrange for two academic referees to submit letters of reference by email to the CIR postgraduate office before the deadline on 28 November.

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More information

For more information about individual projects, please contact the primary supervisor informally by email.

PhD projects available based in Edinburgh

PhD projects available based in Leiden