PhD students in the Crick's atrium.

PhD student recruitment

Applications for the 2020 PhD student programme are closed and information on the 2021 programme will be available in mid-October 2020.

Introduction

We look for talented and motivated graduates with backgrounds in biological or biomedical sciences, physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics or computer science to join the Crick PhD programme. 

Brexit and applications for the Crick PhD Programme

The Crick has a multinational outlook, and we are proud to be a diverse, open and international institute, with staff and students from more than 70 different countries. We encourage students of all nationalities to apply for the programme.

Please see the following webpages for more information on Brexit:

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:

English skills

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 2020. 

  • 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.
  • Appropriate English language skills.

A small number of individual PhD positions have additional eligibility criteria because of specific criteria associated with the funding for that position. If any additional eligibility criteria apply to a particular position, this is noted at the top of the individual PhD position page.

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