What we offer
We offer successful applicants a place on the Crick PhD programme, and a PhD studentship that covers:
- £22,000 tax-free student stipend (living allowance) per year for four years
- Tuition fees
- If applicable, reimbursement of the student (Tier 4) standard visa application fee and immigration health surcharge
Eligibility & academic entry criteria
Candidates of all nationalities can apply for the Crick PhD programme and studentship.
The standard Crick PhD programme and studentship academic eligibility criteria are:
- A first/upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK university) in a relevant subject.
- Appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, a university degree course, or a master's degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants do not need to submit information relating to English language skills during the application process. If you are offered a Crick PhD studentship we will provide you with information on our English language requirements. You will need to provide evidence of meeting our English Language requirements as early as possible and by no later than the end of May 2021.
We will launch our 2021 PhD recruitment during the week beginning 5 October 2020. At that point, the application portal will open, and full information on who is recruiting and the candidate instructions will be available on this website.
- Your application must be submitted by the deadline: 12 noon (GMT), Thursday 12 November 2020.
- We will not accept late applications.
- We should receive your references by Thursday 19 November 2020. Your application may still be considered if references are not received by this deadline. However, no applicant will be invited to interview unless references have been received.
- We will notify you of the outcome of your application by Wednesday 23 December 2020.
After the reference deadline, your application will be available to the following people:
- members of the Crick’s Academic Training Team (junior researchers) for the purposes of checking eligibility;
- all of the recruiting Crick Group Leaders (and, where relevant, co-supervisors from our university partners) and also, potentially, relevant members of their groups for the purposes of shortlisting.