How to apply

Recruitment 2021

EASTBIO has currently a small number of additional PhD projects advertised currently via the local partner institutions of Dundee and Stirling, with closing dates on the 2nd of April (University of Stirling) and the 6th of April (University of Dundee). Details of the projects are advertised via Find A Phd (Dundee) and (Stirling). Queries should be addressed to the local institutions, as shown on the project advert.


Applications for EASTBIO studentships are invited for PhD projects available across the Doctoral Training Partnership via FindaPhD.

The EASTBIO Management Group has issued the following brief message to the attention of applicants:

“We understand that our applicants may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways and we are prepared to take such effects into consideration during our recruitment decisions.”

Student eligibility guidance:
From 2021 entry, UKRI studentships are open to students worldwide and will cover tuition fees at the UK rate, plus a stipend to support living costs. The proportion of international students appointed through the EASTBIO DTP is capped at 30%.  All students must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the UKRI guidance on UK, EU and international candidates.

Deadline 6th of January 2021 
We encourage early applications and enquiries.
For a recruitment timeline see visual, on the right.

To apply for an EASTBIO PhD studentship, follow the instructions below:

1) Check FindaPhD for our available projects and contact potential supervisors before you apply.

2) After you have discussed the projects of interest to you with the project supervisors, download and complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey and then fill in the EASTBIO Application Form and submit to each institution hosting your proposed projects (max of 3 projects) as per the instructions in the project adverts.

3) Send the EASTBIO Reference Form to your two academic/professional referees, and ask them to submit as specified on the project adverts.

4) All EASTBIO (online) interviews will be in the week 8-12 February with awards made the following week.

If you have further queries, please email the local administrative contact at the institution hosting the project or projects you are applying for. Please note that some of the EASTBIO partner institutions will be closing early this year - from the 18th December - so early queries and applications are strongly encouraged.

Details of administrative contacts per institution: