Becoming a PhD student
Please review the How to Apply page fully before applying for a PhD with us as there are a number of requirements specific to the Institute (particularly regarding your CV). Please do not send your application directly to the Institute, you must submit your applications through the University of Cambridge Graduate Admission Portal.
For personal stories and tips on PhD studies from some of our researchers and to get a clearer view of the different roles available at the Institute visit our careers video page.
Your PhD with usIn addition to a commitment to high-quality research into fundamental biology, development and healthy ageing, the Institute has an essential role in the training and development of the next generation of world-leading scientists. To apply for graduate study at the Institute please complete an application through the University of Cambridge Graduate Application Portal. Our students are registered with the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge and have a personal affiliation with one of the University’s many colleges. The colleges often provide accommodation for their students as well as additional social and pastoral support.
We are affiliated to the University of Cambridge and each year we welcome a number of highly promising graduate students through various PhD studentship programmes, including the BBSRC-DTP, MRC-DTP and international studentships (e.g. European MSCA funding). All of the Institute’s groups welcome informal enquiries about work experience and studentship opportunities via direct email to the Group Leaders. Full details of any currently available projects will be displayed below and can be found on our FindAPhD page.