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Department of Genetics

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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. We also encourage students to explore the Postgraduate Student Funding Search. The School of Biological Sciences website also has information on funds and Fellowships specifically in biology and medicine.

Doctoral Training Partnerships

The Department of Genetics is a member of three of the UK Research Council Doctoral Training Partnerships in the University. Along with world class research training, the DTPs provide training programmes for professional and personal development and offer a cohort-based environment for your research degree embedded in the wider Cambridge research community.  Details of the programs can be found at the links provided below.

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


The Alexander Crummell Master's & PhD Scholarships

Deadline:  End of April 2023

The Alexander Crummell Master's & PhD Scholarships are exciting new opportunities for UK-based students who would not otherwise have the means to consider continuing on to postgraduate level study. These are "full ride" scholarships meaning that all fees and maintenance costs are covered.

The College has, since 2020, created more than 19 new postgraduate scholarships (full cost) in science and arts-based subjects for UK-domiciled candidates from "access" backgrounds.

These scholarships are particularly intended for candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds or those currently under-represented at the University. These candidates will be identified using established criteria, including those currently used for undergraduate admissions.

The Scholarships are open to all students intending to commence an MPhil or PhD in a science or arts-based subject. Priority will be given to those students who have indicated Queens' College as their first college preference in the application to the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Applications for the Academic year 2022/'23 are now open, please apply via our online form by the end of April 2023.

For further details, please contact