Biomedical and Life Sciences

We offer a number of scholarships on certain levels of study to applicants within the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences.

Please note that applications for 2016 scholarships are now closed. Any late applications will not be considered.

PhD applicants

Sum of award

Full-fee (three years).

Please note the scholarship covers programme fees only and does not include stipend (maintenance costs).

Research areas considered

  • Biosystems
  • Cancer
  • Immunology, Infection and Inflammation
  • Mind, Brain and Neuroscience
  • Public Health and Primary Care

Number of Awards

Four are available across the College.

Application process

By application form.

The 2016 deadline has now passed. New awards will be posted when they become available.

  • Applicants should be international (International is defined as overseas fee payer, not Home/EU).
  • International PhD studentships will fund programme fees at the University's standard international postgraduate fee.
  • The applicant's research proposal or project should align with one or more of the College Research Themes
  • The applicant's supervisor should support the application for International Scholarship Fund with a support statement.
  • Only new international students will be considered.

In order to apply for the Scholarship, student are asked to identify and approach an appropriate Schools or a potential supervisor in a School within the College with a research proposal and complete the ISF application form.

The School will consider your application and the research proposal in the first instance. If your research proposal aligns with one or more of the Research Themes in the College and if your supervisor is happy to support your application for the International PhD Scholarship, they will ask you to complete the BLS Scholarship Application Form along with other forms as required by the University admissions.

The 2016 round of applications has closed. New awards will be announced her in due course.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (undergraduate only)

Self-funded overseas students who have applied for our Masters of Pharmacy (MPharm, UCAS code B230) course for entry in 2016 are eligible to apply for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ International Scholarship Scheme. Applicants applying for entry to the MPharm in 2017 will be eligible to apply to 2017 entry scheme.

The total value of the scholarship is £5,000, with £2,000 to be paid in the first year of the MPharm course and the remaining £3,000 paid as £1,000 instalments in years 2, 3 and 4 of the course. The annual amount paid will not be subject to inflationary increases.

For more information download the terms and conditions.

Postgraduate external awards

You may also be eligible to apply for an external award or bursary. See our external postgraduate taught awards and external postgraduate research (PhD) awards for more information.