Fully Funded MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in UK, 2019/20

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Scholarship Description:

Applications are invited for MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships to pursue MSc and PhD programs. This is a fully funded studentship available for the year 2019-20.

Host College/University:

MRC LID is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. MRC LID brings together two outstanding specialist schools to provide integrated skills training to develop a cohort of biomedical and public health scientists with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to UK and global medical research.

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Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue MSc and PhD programs.

Field of Study:

  • 2019-20 projects are listed here under the three MRC LID Themes. Potential MRC LID iCASE studentships have also been listed in a separate table:
  1. Evaluating Complex Interventions
  2. Global Infectious Disease
  3. Quantitative Skills for Large Data Sets
  4. Potential MRC LID iCASE studentships

Scholarship Award: 

A full MRC LID studentship will cover

  • Full fees at the UK/EU rate,
  • Annual stipend at the MRC stipend rate (with London weighting of GBP 2,000.00 pa), and
  • Annual GBP 5,000.00 research training and support grant, and
  • Annual GBP 300.00 travel and conference allowance for the duration of the award.

Additional flexible funding is available for students to undertake fieldwork, other training, and their three month placement. This funding will be allocated on a competitive basis.


Studentship is available for UK/EU students.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Potential applicants must meet both the MRC’s academic and residency requirements to be eligible for these studentships.

To be eligible for a full studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2019, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be a UK or EU citizen, and
(c) have maintained ordinary residence in the UK continuously for the 3 years preceding 1 September 2019.

To be eligible for a fees-only studentship award applicants must
(a) hold, or expect to obtain before September 2019, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (as a minimum), and
(b) be a UK or EU citizen.

Please note: We are not able to consider applications for this funding from applicants who do not meet the UK/EU fee status requirements.

Further Information:
1. Academic Requirements
Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain, a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree.

Those applying for the 3.5 year PhD Studentships should also preferably hold, or expect to obtain, a relevant Masters, or have a combination of relevant qualifications and experience which demonstrates equivalent ability and attainment. This may include a period of employment or internship in a relevant environment.

Some projects have more specific requirements. These are outlined in the project’s detailed information under the relevant Projects List.

  1. Residency Requirements
    The studentship is open to applicants who would be assessed to have UK/EU fee status, and who meet the MRC’s residency requirements. To be eligible for full MRC Studentship award applicants must have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of the award to qualify for the full award.

Under MRC residency requirements other EU nationals may receive be eligible for an award to cover tuition fees only. Those applying for a fees-only award will be asked to submit a brief statement explaining how they plan to fund their living expenses.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

MRC London Intercollegiate DTP is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and we welcome applications from everyone. We particularly welcome applications from BAME applicants and applicants with disabilities, as these groups are currently under-represented in the DTP.

To apply:

– read our Application Guidance and FAQs (for further information including eligibility criteria, studentship routes, the value of a studentship), and
– select a project from the 2019-20 Projects list, and
– contact your potential project supervisor for an informal chat, and
– prepare mandatory documents for your application, and
– submit an application through the Online Scholarship Application, uploading a completed MRC LID Supplementary Questions Form along with other required documents

by the deadline.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications for 2019-20 entry is Sunday 13 January 2019. The portal will close to applications at 23:59 (GMT).

Applicants should also complete an Equal Opportunities Form. This must be submitted separately, by email, by the application deadline. Please note that Step 2 is an essential part of the application, and must be submitted for applications to be considered.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

January 13, 2019.

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