University of Birmingham Darwin Studentships, UK

Publish Date: Nov 19, 2015

Deadline: Jan 31, 2016

University of Birmingham Darwin Studentships

The Darwin Studentships specifically fund PhD projects in the area of microbial (preferably bacterial) molecular genetics. Applications are considered from 31st January each year and excellent candidates are chosen for available projects until all Studentships are allocated. Late applications will be considered if not all the studentships have been allocated.

Value of Award

The School has several Darwin Studentships available to International Students or EU Students who are not citizens of the UK.

Eligibility Criteria

Studentships are awarded to International Students or EU Students who are not citizens of the UK.

Applicants should posses, or expect to achieve, at least a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject. Evidence of previous research experience, for instance undergraduate project work, is desirable.

Qualifications of a suitable standard from every country in the world are accepted for postgraduate entry. Students from different countries whose first language is not English will need to show that they have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English with a formal English test result. Once  registered for a PhD there is scope for further improvement in English via the University's English for International Students Unit.

How to Apply

You can apply through the Biosciences PhD course page on our Course Finder.

Applicants using the University Standard Application form should state in the funding section of the application form that they would like to be considered for a Darwin Studentship. Late applications will be considered if all the studentships have not been allocated.

In the application form, please reply to the question - "Which Study Programme do you wish to apply for?" with PhD Biosciences and to "For research degrees, give details of your proposed area of research" specify the supervisor(s) and project(s) in which you interested.

You can find a full list of available PhD Projects.


Biosciences Graduate Research School
(+44) 0121 414 5891

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