PhD Programme: Frequently Asked Questions
We hope the following questions and answers will help with any general questions you may have when applying for a PhD position at the LMB.
When is the deadline for completed applications for a PhD at the LMB?
How do I apply for a PhD position at the LMB?
What are the University of Cambridge entrance requirements?
My first language is not English. What are the language requirements for the LMB PhD programme?
I am an international student, am I eligible for a full MRC Studentship?
How much financial support would I need as an international student to study for a PhD at the LMB?
I am an EU student, am I eligible for a full MRC Studentship?
Only if you are an EU/EAA national who will have been resident in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship. If not, you will only be eligible for an MRC fees-only studentship, which covers University fees and does not provide living expenses. The LMB is able to provide a maintenance allowance for a limited number of EU/EEA students, and EU/EEA students are often successful at gaining external funding.
How much financial support would I need as an EU student to study for a PhD at the LMB?
How much is the MRC Studentship and LMB Cambridge Scholarship stipend?
If I am an international/EU student and have been employed in the UK for more than 3 years, would I be eligible for an MRC Studentship?
The MRC rules state that EU/EEA citizens must have been resident in the UK for 3 or more years prior to the start of the studentship to be eligible for a full MRC Studentship. Overseas citizens must have been resident in the UK for 3 years at the time of application and have been granted UK citizenship, immigrant status, or granted humanitarian protection.
I am only interested in one of the PhD projects available, can I just apply for that?
Who can provide my two academic references?
If called for interview, will the LMB pay my travel expenses?
When and where will the interviews take place?
I have not heard whether I have been invited to the Recruitment Day for interview.
After the PhD Recruitment Day, when will I know whether I have been successful?
If successful, when would I start my PhD?
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