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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 15 May 2020.


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

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

More details about University requirements


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 susbmitted by 5 pm on Friday 15 May 2020.


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 2 projects
  4. Complete online application form

Email CIR postgraduate office


Applicants should arrange for two academic referees to submit letters of reference by email to the CIR postgraduate office before the deadline of 5 pm on Friday 15 May 2020.

Email CIR postgraduate office

More information

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

See contact details in project descriptions.