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Applications for this programme are now open with a closing date of Friday 6th January 2023. 

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Please note that when applying you MUST upload a completed 2022 Recruitment Information Form to the application portal. Without this, applications will not be reviewed for shortlisting. 

We have prepared an Applicant Checklist PDF to ensure that you have completed all parts of the application and uploaded all additional documentation. This can be downloaded or printed. 

In addition, we have prepared a video to guide applicants through the process of submitting an application, what information is required, and what supporting documentation must be uploaded. This can be found here

Recruitment

The programme has an intake of six or seven fully-funded studentships per year.

  • Three studentships are available for UK-based students,
  • Two studentships are available for UK based students or students from any other country;
  • Two studentships are available specifically for applicants from the programme’s partner countries: Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. 

To be considered for a position linked to a partner country, applicants must be a citizen of Kenya, Malawi or Uganda, and must have been normally resident in one of the partner countries for the majority of the preceding three years. Applicants who apply to the two positions linked to partner countries will also be considered for the other five positions.

Funding

The studentship provides funding for tuition fees, a stipend and laboratory expenses for both Home/International applicants.

Annual stipend (2022/23 rate): £19,919

(Awaiting UKRI confirmation guidance)

 

Eligibility & Application

Qualifications criteria

Applicants must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a degree in a relevant subject. Students must be able to demonstrate a capability to undertake and benefit from research training through to completion. This normally requires an upper second class honours, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience equivalent to that level. However, we will use our discretion in deciding whether candidates are suitable for research training. 

WT IIB PhD Programme

Note: Clinically qualified applicants (i.e. medics, dentists, vets and other health professionals) who are seeking to balance academic and clinical careers will not be considered for this programme. To view alternative opportunities, please follow this link: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/schemes/clinical-phd-programmes

 

 

 

Application Process

Please complete our online Application Form and upload all requested supporting documentation. 

2022 Recruitment Information Form

We require that all candidates complete and submit a Recruitment Information Form. This form will be used by the recruitment panel to shortlist applicants – PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS FORM WILL BE USED TO SHORTLIST CANDIDATES FOR INTERVIEW. This form should be completed and uploaded with other supporting documents. 

In order to reduce the impact of unconscious bias on recruitment, we ask that in this form you only provide the information requested. Information that is not relevant at this stage of assessment, including your name, gender, ethnicity and nationality, and the names of the Institutions where you trained, should not be included in this form. You will be asked to provide this information when you upload your application – please note that it will be held separately and will be used only for administrative purposes.

Additionally, please ensure the following supporting documents are uploaded at the point of application.

  • CV/Resume
  • Degree certificate (if you have graduated prior to 1 July 2022)
  • Academic transcript
  • Passport (a scan of the photo page)
  • Details of referee 1 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability from your most recent study/programme)
  • Details of referee 2 (should be from an academic who has a knowledge of your academic ability)
    Names of your academic referees should be indicated on the application form. You must ensure that your referees submit their references to pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk. Your referees should state your name and the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme on the reference letter as well as:
    • how they know you,
    • how long they have known you, 
    • what characteristics do you have that they think would make you a good PhD student, and
    • are you in top 5/10% of programme.

References should be signed and on headed paper. References must be received by 6 January 2023.  

English language proficiency
All non-UK candidates whose first language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English Language before they are able to matriculate at the University of Glasgow: https://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguage/requirements/ (details in the section: College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences). Note: it is only necessary to provide evidence of English language proficiency if you are offered a place on the Programme, in order to meet University of Glasgow matriculation requirements. Evidence of English language proficiency is not required at the point of application.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please direct them to: wellcome-iib@glasgow.ac.uk