Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions on the Application Process

  • I am an International student, am I eligible to apply to the programme? 

The MRC funded Doctoral Training Programme in Precision Medicine is open to international applicants. UKRI caps the number of international applicants to 30% of the cohort.  

To be classed as a home student, candidates must meet the following criteria:

• Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have settled status, or

• Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or

• Have indefinite leave to remain or enter

All other candidates will be classed as an International student. 

  • Is there a deadline for applications? 

Yes, the deadline will be advertised on our website and the Degree Finder.

  • Do I need to submit a research proposal with my application? 

No.  As you must apply to an advertised project(s) you are not required to submit a research proposal. Please upload the Recruitment Form to the Research Proposal section of the application form.

  • Can I apply for multiple projects? 

You can apply for a maximum of 3 projects across both the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. Please list each project that you wish to apply for on the Recruitment Form.

  • Can I contact the supervisor to discuss the project prior to application? 

Yes, you can contact the lead supervisor prior to application to discuss the project.

  • What does the studentship cover?  

Successful applicants will receive a fully funded studentship covering tuition fees, stipend [at least £18, 622 per annum], an annual Research Training Support Grant of £5,000 and an annual Travel Grant of £300.