SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships for International Students

This SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships for International students can enhance your qualification. Yeah, it is designed for those who need more qualification within their PhD degree. Without further ado, check out everything you need to understand about the studentships below.


This scholarship is a collaboration programme between the University of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick, which are located in UK. Yeah, this is a four-year PhD training studentships that focus on Synthetic Biology. The scholars or recipients of the studentships must come from physical and life sciences backgrounds. If they aren’t native English speakers, they have to provide evidence that they are able to show their English language proficiency. If you don’t know what Synthetic Biology is, it is like the Engineering of Biology.

The benefits of the SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships for International students are to cover the full tuition fees, stipend at least £14,553 per year. For your information, the stipend will be increased each academic year based on the Research Council UK levels. There are about 15 studentships that you can compete with others in order to win the awards or benefits. The good news is that the scholarship is designed for international students as well as UK and EU students. Here is the eligibility criteria of the successful candidates are as follow:

  • The candidates must already gain their first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree for Physical Sciences such as Physcis, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Plant Sciences and Maths, and Life Sciences such as Biochemistry and Biology. The most important one is to have strong math skills.
  • They must submit two satisfactory academic references. In other words, the candidates have to prove that their academic achievements are satisfying. This studentship is based on the academic merit. The higher achievements you have, the greater chance you will have.
  • They must submit test certificate for English language proficiency. It is available for all candidates, UK, EU, and international students. The details can be found after this criterion
  • It is a must for international students to demonstrate their skill to understand and provide both written and spoken English proficiency. This is the most important part because without communication skill you can’t win the scholarship.

How to Apply

Please prepare your application before the deadline of the SynBioCDT Doctoral Training Studentships for International students on 20th April, 2018. First of all, you have to complete the online application form on the website and pick PhD Synthetic Biology. Afterwards, you have to complete the supporting information section in order to attach a separate document as well as the personal statement or research proposal. You also need to make a 1,000 word of essay as your research interests and your main reasons why you want to apply the course. Don’t forget to include your background and experience in related field of study. You must provide a transcript from your current or previous study as the evidence and consideration from the host institution. You need to include other documents that may support your current qualification. Last but not least, ask you referees in order to submit a reference for you as the candidates.



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