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Wellcome Sanger Institute International PhD Studentships in UK

If you are looking for a unique blend of experimental and informatics skills to maximize your future opportunities, apply for the Four-Year PhD Studentships at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK for the academic year 2022-2023.

All national and international applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship. Highly competitive students with an interest in Genomics will be considered. The studentship is a fully-funded award covering all possible educational costs.

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Wellcome Sanger Institute, affiliated with the University of Cambridge, is a non-profit British genomics and genetics research institute. It addresses scientific questions underpinning health issues of low and middle-income countries.

Why choose to study at the Wellcome Sanger Institute? The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world-leading genomics institute at the forefront of experimental and computational genome research. Sanger is leading global research initiatives with international partners by being at the center of a collaborative network of science.

Application Deadline: 2nd December 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Full financial support
  • Number of Awards: 12
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in the UK.


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from the UK and other international countries are eligible.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can undertake any 4 year PhD programme at Sanger.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be enrolled in a full-time 4 year PhD programme at Sanger.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applications for PhD students at Sanger are accepted via its online application page. Eligible students will automatically be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Provide details of your academic qualifications
  • Outline any relevant work experience (max 200 words)
  • Choose 3 Faculty members whose research area interests you (see potential supervisors page for information on Faculty members and their research areas)
  • Outline your research interests and indicate how these fit with the research interests of the Sanger Institute (max 200 words)
  • Write a personal statement on your research experience, research interests, and career goals, explaining why you wish to pursue postgraduate training at the Sanger Institute (max 400 words)
  • Provide details of two academic referees (one of these can be the supervisor of an industrial or research placement)
  • Upload your University transcript(s) as a PDF file
  • Admission Requirements: Candidates are expected to hold, or be about to achieve, a 1st or a good 2:1 class degree or an equivalent overseas education.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL IBT – 100
  • CAE – Grade A or B plus a language center assessment.
  • CPE – Grade A, B, or C


Wellcome Sanger Institute will provide a fully-funded study of a 4 year PhD programme to the selected 12 candidates in the UK.

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