Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme

Funding Information

Details related to Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme studentship funding.

Funding & Travel

Funded PhD with Integrated Study studentships for the Precision Medicine Doctoral Training programme within the University of Edinburgh are supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Programme and the University of Edinburgh (either the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) or College of Science and Engineering (CSE)).

All funded students should ensure they acknowledge both the Medical Research Council and the University of Edinburgh/University of Glasgow on posters, presentations and any academic papers you produce during your PhD study.  

Studentship Details for Successful Awardees

Tuition Fees

  • Payment of tuition fees at the prevailing home/EU student rate for PhD study at the University of Edinburgh will be paid directly to the University each year of the programme (3.5 or 4 years based on the Training Needs Analysis, which will determine the length of each student's programme).  
  • Students should take their funding award letter to the University of Edinburgh Academic Administration office when they matriculate or email it to
    • If this is not done, the tuition fee invoice may be sent to your email address directly. If you do receive an invoice for tuition fees please alert to this as soon as possible so that this situation can be resolved.

Stipend Payments

  • Stipend payments will be made to Edinburgh based students monthly on the 28th of each month, commencing on completion of formal registration. Glasgow students will receive their payments on the last banking day of each month.
  • Stipend rates are based on the RCUK minimum doctoral rate for each of the 3.5 years or 4 years of the PhD (based on the Training Needs Analysis, which will determine the length of each student's programme).

Research Training Support Grant

  • An annual grant will be allocated to the research group in which each student is based for additional programme costs of £5,000.  
  • Students should discuss expected spend with their Supervisor(s). Further information available here.


  • An allowance of up to £300 per annum for travel to conferences is allocated to each student.
  • Students may carry forward the balance of travel money remaining from one year to another but may not spend the travel budget in advance of each yearly allocation. 
  • Students are responsible for booking their own travel and then submitting an expense claim for the agreed amounts. These expenses claims should be submitted to their local finance contact within their research institute. 


If you are a student on programme and have any questions about funding, additional programme costs or travel budgets please feel free to contact the Precision Medicine DTP PG Administrative Officers using the Contact Us button above.