Funding and Eligibility

The NRPDTP and iCASE welcomes applications from UK and EU nationals. Please check your eligibility both for academic admission to study for a PhD degree, and for DTP studentship funding.


The studentships are for a maximum of 4 years and cover full tuition fees (Home/EU), and student stipend (2017/8 stipend will be £14,553 per annum) and a Research Training Support Grant (£5000 per annum) subject to eligibility and satisfactory progress.

Academic Eligibility

Applicants for DTP and iCASE studentships must have obtained (or be about to obtain), a first or upper second class UK honours degree - or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK - in an area relevant to their proposed field of research. Studentships awarded based on predicted grades will be conditional upon final results.

If English is not their first language, applicants must also meet the University’s English language requirements. Details of English Language requirements for candidates for research degrees in Science or Medicine and Health can be found on the UEA website.

Funding Eligibility

Funding for PhD studentships from BBSRC is available to successful candidates who meet the UK Research Council (RCUK) eligibility criteria. Detailed eligibility guidance can be found on the BBSRC website

In most cases UK and EU students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course are eligible for a full award. Other EU students may qualify for a fees-only award from BBSRC if they meet the EU residency requirements, or a full award if they are migrant workers in the UK. All candidates should check the RCUK eligibility guidelines to confirm their eligibility for funding before they apply.

The NRPDTP also offers Bioscience Doctoral Scholarships which pay a maintenance grant at the minimum RCUK level to students in the NRPDTP who meet the EU residency requirements for a fees-only award. There is no application form for this funding; as long as you have applied for admission by the deadline and meet the RCUK eligibility criteria for a fees-only award from the NRPDTP, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship competition.

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