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Getting funding

Each year we normally offer a number of Research Council studentships, which can cover course fees and residence fees for UK residents. We generally admit a number of overseas applicants, who are also eligible for funded studentships.

If you are seeking funding as well as a place in the Department you must apply much earlier than if you are self funded, in some cases as much as a year in advance.

The University of Cambridge Graduate Prospectus web pages cover the subjects of funding and costs in detail. They also provide links to the relevant Research Councils for UK applicants, and to the Cambridge Trusts for overseas applicants. The School of Biological Sciences website also has information on funds and Fellowships specifically in biology and medicine.

BBSRC funded PhD studentships

The University of Cambridge, as part of the Doctoral Training Partnership initiative, can offer BBSRC funded 4-year Postgraduate courses in strategically-important biosciences. Further information is available at

For further information specific to this Department:
or write to: Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EH

Department of Genetics Centenary Fund

The Department of Genetics is establishing a Centenary Fund to aid outstanding students >> Further information