Recruitment for Martin Lee Doctoral Scholars is now closed
Entry requirements and eligibility
Studentships are available for candidates who ordinarily resident in Hong Kong or who are eligible for UK home fees.
Applicants need to have at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject. Typically, candidates will already have a good understanding of the field, and at least some practical research experience.
Entry requirements for this programme are the same as for the Regenerative Medicine programme, which can be found on the degree finder page below.
You can check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements on the link below:
English language competency
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. The University accepts a wide range of international English qualifications and English language tests.
English language competency requirements for this programme are the same as for the Regenerative Medicine programme, which can be found on the degree finder page below.
You can find out more about English language requirements and tests on the University web page below.
Submitting an application
Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarships are awarded competitively. Applicants need to submit their application via an online application form which can be accessed via the link below.
Closing date for applications for this recruitment round was Thursday 21st April, 12 noon (GMT).
Before submitting your application, please ensure you meet all of the requirements to gain entry onto this programme (including residency/fee status and English language and minimum academic qualifications).
The following documents and information should be submitted with your online application, by emailing them to IRR-PhD@ed.ac.uk.
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement (approximately 500 words) – detailing your background, reasons for wanting to undertake a PhD on this specific programme, and what you would bring to it.
- University transcripts (any transcripts you have not yet received from your current institution can be sent at a later date)
- Degree certificates (any certificates you have not yet received from your current institution can be sent at a later date)
- English language certificates where applicable
On the online application form you are required to provide:
- Contact details of two relevant referees to allow the programme to request reference letters. Please ensure that the referees are aware you have nominated them as referee for your application to this programme. The programme will contact the referees with reference request and guidance. We must be in receipt of all reference letters by Wednesday 27th April 2022, 12noon (GMT).
Please note that when you apply to join the Martin Lee Doctoral Scholarship Programme you are not choosing a specific supervisor or project. Students on the programme will elect their research projects from a pool of projects proposed by group leaders at IRR. Prospective applicants are therefore not required to contact IRR group leaders in advance of their application. It is envisaged that some of the PhD projects will arise from rotation projects undertaken by the students in their first year.
Your personal statement is an important part of your application: it will help us to decide whether you are a good match for this PhD programme and, just as importantly, whether this programme is right for you.
Your personal statement should be around 500 words. It should outline your academic background, research interest and relevant experience, and detail your reasons for wanting to undertake a PhD on this specific PhD programme, and what you would bring to it.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. Please note that due to the number of applications this programme receives, it is unfortunately not possible to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 16th May 2022.
General information and enquiries
General information on making a research degree application can be found on the College web page below.
Enquiries can be directed at IRR-PhD@ed.ac.uk. Email enquiries will be dealt with by a professional staff member who is not on the recruitment committee.