How to apply

For Oxford, applicants are encouraged to submit a copy of an up to date CV for assessment before making a formal application for the programme. They can do this at Applicants for Bristol can send any questions by email to and applicants for Warwick can send any questions by email to

Additional Studentships Oxford

In 2018, in addition to the main field of studentships awarded through the EPSRC, the programme has specific funded projects:

Studentships with the CRUK Oxford Centre 

The Synthetic Biology CDT is pleased to announce a new initiative with the CRUK Oxford Centre and which will provide 1 fully funded studentships (EU/UK rate) for students to join the 2018/9 Oxford–based cohort and go on to complete an interdisciplinary cancer related project for their DPhil studies. Applicants with an interest in this studentship should describe and evidence their strong interest in the application of Synthetic Biology to cancer research in their application cover letter.