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MRC DTP Studentships in Biomedical Sciences

MRC DTP Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships 2019

MRC DTP iCASE Studentships 2019 Entry: Applications open Friday 18th January 2019. Follow this link for more information on how to apply.


What are Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships?

Industrial CASE studentships (Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering) allow postgraduate research students to receive high quality research training in collaboration with a commercial or other non-academic partners. The studentships are part-funded by Research Councils together with the partner and include stipend, tuition fees and other project costs.

MRC DTP iCASE Projects Available for 2019 Entry

The projects available for September 2019 entry will be available on Friday 18th January 2019. All iCASE projects are available as a straight 4 year PhD. Applicants may apply for one project only.

MRC DTP Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) Studentships 2019 Entry

The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) will award four fully-funded MRC iCASE studentships to support research and training in Biomedical and Translational Science.

Our iCASE studentships are available as full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships) 4 year PhD’s (0+4).

The iCASE projects available for 2019 entry can be found on our iCASE Projects page.

Each iCASE studentship will receive the following:

  • £19,277 stipend per annum
  • £6,700 consumables per annum
  • Tuition fees fully funded
  • A three-month placement with the industry partner


The MRC DTP will award fully-funded iCASE studentships each year; this includes tuition fees, stipend and bench fee.

Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend for each year of study, this rate will be in line with the MRC’s minimum rates. For 2018/2019 this will be £19,277 per annum.

Bench fees: A generous allowance (£6,700) will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences. MRC DTP iCASE Students will also be eligible to apply for the Flexible Supplement Fund.

Eligibility: The MRC funding available supports Home/EU students within standard research council restrictions. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for three years prior to the funding commencing. More information can be found on the MRC website.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from non-EU candidates.


The programme is very competitive and applicants must have or be predicted to obtain a high-quality BSc. degree with a 1st or a high 2:1, or a master’s qualification at Merit/Distinction grade.

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the minimum English requirements of the Faculty [Band D] as prescribed by the university’s English Language requirements. If you are unable to provide this confirmation before applying any offer you are made would be conditional upon you meeting these requirements prior to enrolment and no later than the 31 of August 2019.

You can contact the King’s Admissions Team for further information.

To apply for the MRC DTP Studentships 2019 Entry, visit our iCASE Studentship Application Process page.


Frequently asked questions can be found on our MRC DTP website, please visit this page for enquires relating to eligibility, submitting applications, the application timeline and much more! The September 2018 Entry recruitment timeline is:

Application Stage


Applications Open

Friday 18thJanuary, 2019

Applications Close

Friday 1stMarch

Application Shortlisting

8th – 18thMarch

Invitations to Interview

Week commencing 18th March


Tuesday 2ndApril

Interview Outcomes

By Friday 5th April

Acceptance of studentship offer

By Monday 8th April


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