Tissue Repair Postgraduate Training Programme

Recruitment for Tissue Repair studentships now closed

The Tissue Repair programme is currently closed for applications.


Tissue Repair studentships are awarded competitively. Applicants should hold at least an upper second class degree in an appropriate subject, or an equivalent qualification in biomedical sciences. The Tissue Repair studentships fall under the  Wellcome Trust 'Four-year PhD Studentships in Science' scheme, rendering medically qualified applicants (i.e, medics, dentists, vets and clinical psychologists) ineligible. The Wellcome Trust offers Clinical PhD Programmes for medically qualified applicants, information about which can be found on the Wellcome Trust website.

Before applying, applicants should check that they meet the entry and language requirements, which can be found on the pages listed below. It is important that all students have an adequate command of English in order to benefit fully from postgraduate study. Please see our English Language requirements at the link below:

Entry requirements on the University of Edinburgh Degreefinder web page

Wellcome Trust Four-year PhD Studentships in Science scheme

English Language requirements for entry to the University of Edinburgh

computer students

Application procedure

Once the next application round opens, applicants for Tissue Repair studentships should submit the following documents to our email address: tissue.repair@ed.ac.uk:

  • A completed application form, which includes a personal statement about their research interests and their reasons for applying.
  • A curriculum vitae

Applicants should also arrange for two relevant referees (e.g. academic or placement supervisor) to submit letters of reference to us via e-mail before the deadline.

Informal enquiries can also be sent to us via e-mail. 

The programme is currently closed for aplications.

Studentship information

Successful applicants are awarded a four-year Tissue Repair studentship, which includes their stipend, PhD tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate), and contributions towards travel, and research costs for their rotation projects and PhD projects for the duration of their studies. The studentship also provides specific funds which may be used for training, including related to transferable skills and professional development. The programme does not cover the difference between UK/EU fees and overseas fees.

The University of Edinburgh offers prestigious scholarships for international students, including Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships. An Edinburgh Global Scholarship will cover the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The scheme is open to overseas nationals commencing a PhD in any field of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Tissue Repair studentship funding will be administered through the University. Details about the funding scheme, guidelines on living costs, and the Edinburgh Global Scholarship scheme can be found on the websites below.

Wellcome Trust four-year PhD Studentship in Science 

PhD students in the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine


Matriculation is the process by which a student will be formally admitted to the University of Edinburgh. All Wellcome Trust Tissue Repair PhD students must matriculate with the University at the beginning of their studies, and then matriculate for each new academic session thereafter.

Matriculation carries with it the agreement to abide by University rules. This includes payment of your tuition fees and other related costs, and allows access to the services and facilities offered to you by the University.

Guidance on Matriculation on the University of Edinburgh website